Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Indulge in the zesty delight of this Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting. Perfectly complementing cakes, cupcakes, and cookies, this recipe adds a burst of citrusy flavor to your favorite treats. Whether you’re a baking enthusiast or just craving something sweet, this frosting will elevate your desserts to a whole new level of deliciousness.


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and butter together until smooth and creamy.
  2. Gradually add the confectioners’ sugar, one cup at a time, beating well after each addition until fully incorporated and the frosting is smooth.
  3. Mix in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract until evenly combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed to ensure everything is well mixed.
  4. Continue beating the frosting for an additional 2-3 minutes until it becomes light and fluffy.
  5. Once the desired consistency is achieved, spread or pipe the frosting onto your cooled cakes, cupcakes, or cookies.
  6. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  7. Enjoy the refreshing taste of lemon with every bite of your homemade treats!

Whether you’re frosting a classic lemon cake or adding a tangy twist to your favorite dessert, this Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting is sure to impress with its delightful flavor and creamy texture.

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