Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting


Servings 4
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 4
Difficulty Easy

Rating (click to rate)

5.0 based on 2 ratings.


  • 4 tbsp Icing Sugar
  • 2 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 30 g Butter
  • 150 g Cream Cheese such as Philly

Nutrition Information

Qty per
163g serve
Qty per
Energy 190cal 116cal
Protein 0.88g 0.54g
Fat (total) 7.5g 4.6g
 - saturated 2.32g 1.42g
Carbohydrate 34g 21g
 - sugars 27g 16g
Dietary Fibre 0.74g 0.45g
Sodium 76mg 47mg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Butter, Cream cheese

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

This Cream Cheese Frosting is smooth, thick, creamy and super versatile.

It holds its shape when piped and most importantly, it’s delicious. I love it on red velvet cake, chocolate cake and this on top of carrot cake makes it soo extra!

If only every dessert can be buried beneath a mountain of cream cheese, I would have done so. Sweet with just enough zest!

Cream Cheese Frosting


  1.  In a mixing bowl combine the ingredients.

  2. With electric beaters, beat together the cream cheese and butter on high until thick, creamy and smooth.

  3. Add the lemon juice and beat until combined.

  4. Very gradually add the sifted icing sugar and beat well. Mixture should be thick and without any lumps.

  5. Spread over the cake of your choice.

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • This icing it not suitable for freezing
  • Perfect on carrot cake or dip for fruits!
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