19 Reviews

Wonderful lemon frosting, with just the right tang from the cream cheese. I used this as a topping on a bundt cake, so I thinned it out a little with additional lemon juice. But the recipe as written has the perfect consistency for frosting cakes or cookies. I would probably double the recipe for frosting a 13 x 9 inch cake.

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Ginny Sue April 03, 2011

So good! I was making my dad a citrus cake for Father's Day. I used this for the frosting but added some orange zest and orange juice. It was super tasty and just the right combo of cream cheese and citrus tanginess!

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mirespada June 19, 2011

Yum! Double it for sure as only one batch is only enough for a small one layer cake. I also think if you can zest/shave your lemon peel more finely it will look better. I used a chunky grater and you could see the lemon peel in the frosting. It wasn't ugly but might be prettier if the peel was more fine.

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emcquaid October 12, 2014

Double it! too good! Freezes well.

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Anoushka July 19, 2014

Wow - this was really yummy and a cinch to make! Made the recipe for 3 cups to frost a 9x13 inch pan of lemon brownies. I'd probably add more lemon zest next time around and double the recipe to 4 cups if I were to do another 9x13.

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Brooke the Cook in WI September 02, 2012

This frosting is so good - I used it on the Fresh Lemon Chiffon Cake Fresh Lemon Chiffon Cake. It was so perfect for this cake. A good cream cheese frosting with a lemon twist. A real keeper in my recipe box.

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drlnkrncrnt78 April 13, 2011

This frosting was dreamy and good, and easy to make. Not too lemony, and easy to spread. (It turned out that I wanted a much zingier lemon taste, so I ended up adding a ton more lemon juice and powdered sugar. I also think my overmixing liquefied the cream cheese. My sister pointed out that I now had more of a glaze than a frosting. I got the flavor I was after, but the original recipe's consistency was much better.) So, I do highly recommend this for a nice, easy lemon frosting.

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Dorie's Lori September 05, 2009

The bomb! Served it with a lemon cake and it was delightful. thanks.

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aronsinvest July 12, 2009

Wow, this frosting is absolutely FANTASTIC!

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tarayakki July 04, 2009

It's really hard to please my families taste buds all at once. There's always 1 of us 5 that don't really like something. So I'm the guilty one when it comes to frosting. I don't like it at all. Everyone knows so they all crowd around me just waiting for my piece to be scraped of frosting and added to theirs. So after mixing the ingredients, I tested it in curiosity. OMG it was AMAZING! I actually ENJOYED IT so much that I couldn't stop liking my fingers while toping it on Extreme Lemon Bundt Cake! Thank goodness nobody was around because I must have looked silly licking that bowl. I knew I wasn't going to scrape my piece this time so I ended up making another quick batch and doubled the frosting for everyone. Including ME!! Since then I made it on 3 different cakes recipes. It's not only my favorite icing, It's the only icing I will eat. Thank you for sharing this Terrific Refreshingly Yummy & EXTREMELY ADDICTING icing!

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lilbrittyn June 22, 2009
Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting