With the cupcake craze still going strong, I would be remiss not to share this lemon cream cheese icing recipe with you. 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 recipe 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, this cream cheese icing recipe is back for you to have at your fingertips! This recipe is definitely a splurge, but the texture of these light and fluffy cakes and the taste of this lemon cream cheese 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.
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. My favorite healthy dessert of the moment? My Healthy Take on Oatmeal Cookies recipe…SO GOOD!
Lemon Cream Cheese Icing Recipe:
- 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.