Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting recipe

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

This delicious frosting is perfect for any dessert that calls for a tangy and creamy topping. It’s great on cupcakes, muffins, cakes, and more. This recipe makes enough frosting to frost 24 cupcakes or a 9-inch cake.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 132
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg
  • Sodium: 83mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Protein: 2g


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese together until creamy and smooth.
  2. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and lemon juice and beat until the frosting is smooth.
  3. If frosting is too thick, add a splash of milk or cream to thin it out to the desired consistency.
  4. Use a spatula or piping bag to frost your desired dessert.
  5. Store any leftover frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Additional Notes

  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 24 cupcakes or 1 9-inch cake
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

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