With the cupcake craze still going strong, I would be remiss not to share this lemon cream cheese icing recipe with you. But, then I started thinking about lemons and how much I love their cheery color and shape and rounded up a bunch of fab lemony kitchen inspired tools and such for you below to shop. How fun would this recipe, a few cupcakes and some of the lemony items be below wrapped up as a house warming gift? Or just a gift to “brighten up” a co-worker or mom’s day?
This Lemon Cream Cheese Icing was made famous by my former blog partner, Jessica. In fact, we have many of our loyal fans specifically looking for it and I wanted to deliver. Although I don’t love lemon desserts, anything Jessica bakes, I indulge in. She has a talent that is pure and passed down from generations of great cooks!
So never fear our cupcake connoisseurs , the recipe is back for you to have at your finger tips! This recipe is definitely a splurge, but the texture of these light and fluffy cakes and the taste of this icing is perfection! While the cupcake is not to be dismissed, the icing is so delicious that it could be the star of the show and be used nicely on a store bought cake mix. So whether you need a quick dessert or want to dabble in the kitchen to create, this is the cupcake recipe for you.
Lemon Cream Cheese Icing:
- 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
- ¼ c. butter
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 5 c. confectioners sugar
- Place cream cheese and butter into bowl.
- Beat the the first 2 ingredients together.
- Add in everything else and beat until fluffy.
Insider’s Healthy Tip: Bake these pretty pastries and promptly deliver all but a few to your child’s school, the mailman, neighbors, or friends to keep from eating the whole batch yourself. Life is all about balance, right?
AND I LOVE finding healthy and easy desserts. If you feel the same way, make sure you check out our healthy dessert Pinterest Board. And my favorite healthy dessert of the moment? My Healthy Take on Oatmeal Cookies recipe…SO GOOD!
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