Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 5 oz. cream cheese (not low-fat or whipped), at room temperature
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 5 oz. confectioners' sugar (1-¼ cups, spooned and leveled)
  • 4 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs. lightly packed, finely grated lemon zest

In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese with a hand-held electric mixer on medium speed until very smooth, about 30 seconds. Add the butter and beat until smooth, about 30 seconds. Beat in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla. On low speed, gradually add the confectioners' sugar, beating unti...

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