By JamesDean'sGirl on September 09, 2003
Photo by truebrit
Photo by truebrit
"Today is Labor Day, and where we are in New Jersey, the rain is coming down in sheets:( Not the best way to bid farewell to summer; but we moved the party indoors:) My sister, sister-in-law, future sister-in-law, and mother are all gathered around the computer, posting lots of recipes, eating (of course!), and enjoying the inevitable "girl talk." All of our men are out on a "food run," and the kids are napping (yay!). But anyway, my sister came over with lemon cupcakes frosted with this sensational frosting (she had to wrap the platter in foil so her husband couldn't grab any away without her knowing!); and the girls are doing quite a job on them now! And don't worry, we've seized control and hid the cupcakes from the men:)!"
Serving Size: 1 (269 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"Double it! too good! Freezes well."
"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."
"This frosting is so good - I used it on the Fresh Lemon Chiffon Cake recipe #222983. It was so perfect for this cake. A good cream cheese frosting with a lemon twist. A real keeper in my recipe box."
"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."
"The bomb! Served it with a lemon cake and it was delightful. thanks."
"Wow, this frosting is absolutely FANTASTIC!"
"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!"
"I had absolutely no problems with the consistency of this recipe and made it as written. I pulled the cream cheese straight from the refrigerator, so maybe that helped? I also sub'd lemon extract for the rind, as I was out. I made Recipe #146643 then filled and frosted it with a double batch of this recipe. NO LEFTOVERS and rave reviews all around! :) Thanks, JD'sGirl!"
"The taste was great! I did need to add nearly triple the powdered sugar to get it to a spreadbale consistency (before that it was just runny and goopy...)"
"Super good with the vegan carrot cupcakes. I just used toffuti cream cheese and earth balance fake butter. I'm not even a vegan but these were irresistable!"
"Oh me, oh my! I made this frosting using Tofutti vegan cream cheese to frost vegan carrot-cake cupcakes with, and both were a hit with vegans and non-vegans alike. The balance of sweet, tangy, and creamy is just right, and the frosting is neither too thick nor too loose. In fact, this frosting is so good that I made more cupcakes just to use up the extra! Thanks JamesDean'sGirl, for providing me with my new default cream-cheese frosting! "
"Absolutely marvelous, thanks for sharing this recipe."
"I tried it and it was WONDERFUL!! I frosted a homemade yellow cake with it. It was very good. I added about another teaspoon of fresh squeezed lemon. Other than that it was perfect. Very easy, which I love. I had one friend that thought I bought this frosting from a store. What a compliment!! Thanks for posting."
"The consistency was perfect! I used it to top sliced zucchini bread, and the the bread and frosting paired together very nicely. I omitted the grated lemon rind, but the lemon juice itself was sufficient to give the frosting a subtle lemony flavor."
"Excellent. Used it on a pumpkin spice cake. Consistency was great... I'll be using this one again!"
"I used this frosting on a carrot cake and I found the flavor to be quite good except I found it to be a bit runny;perhaps more icing sugar is needed."