Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

    20 mins

    Great on Lemon Drops.

    117 people made this

    Makes: 32 servings

    • 115 g cream cheese
    • 55 g butter, softened
    • 120 g confectioners' sugar
    • 30 ml lemon juice
    • 270 g confectioners' sugar
    • 4 drops yellow food coloring

    Prep:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Beat cream cheese and butter in a bowl until combined. Beat in powdered sugar and lemon juice.
    2. Beat in 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 cups more of powdered sugar till frosting is of spreading consistency. Stir in a few drops of yellow food coloring.

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    5 cups of sugar is way too much! I followed other people's instructions and only put 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar in and added a bit more lemon juice and it turned out perfectly. This is sooo good, and it goes great on the daffodil cake!  -  20 Jun 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    As written, only an average recipe. Too much playing around with measurements to get it to proper consistency to rate this any higher. I used only half the amount of lemon juice (and added some zest to replace lost lemon flavor) and it still was thinner than I would have liked. And, as others have remarked, it really is too sweet. By the time I manipulated the sugar and juice measurements and added lemon zest, I really wasn't making this recipe anymore. Since I was using this to pipe on cupcakes and needed a sturdier frosting, rather than add more confectioners sugar I added a couple teaspoons of meringue powder, which helped. If I was to make this in the future I would still use only 1 T. of lemon juice, and perhaps double the cream cheese.  -  01 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this frosting yesterday, and used fresh lemon juice and no food coloring (you don't really need it, the color is nice without coloring). The flavor is great, except I think that it's much too sweet. If I make this again, I will use less sugar.  -  07 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)