Delicious Lemon Cream Cheese Icing Recipe

Delicious Lemon Cream Cheese Icing Recipe by Birmingham AL lifestyle blogger Heather of My Life Well Loved

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?

Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookies: Made with whole wheat and dark chocolate chips to up the health ante

Delicious Lemon Cream Cheese Icing Recipe by Birmingham AL lifestyle blogger Heather of My Life Well Loved

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:

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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
  1. Place cream cheese and butter into bowl.
  2. Beat the the first 2 ingredients together.
  3. Add in everything else and beat until fluffy.

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Delicious Lemon Cream Cheese Icing Recipe by Birmingham AL lifestyle blogger Heather of My Life Well Loved
Heather Brown helps busy mamas of young littles who are caught in the hustle to find encouragement in their journey to true health, from the inside out, starting with the heart. Read her journey of learning to live a life well-loved HERE!


  1. July 8, 2014 / 8:55 am

    These look so easy yet so delicious!

  2. July 8, 2014 / 3:08 pm

    This sounds just dreamy. Now I need to find something to put it on to justify making it!

  3. July 8, 2014 / 3:14 pm

    Cream cheese icing is my favorite!! This looks so delicious. My husband loves lemon so maybe I’ll make him a treat this week. 🙂 Pinned!

  4. July 8, 2014 / 9:31 pm

    There’s nothing like a great lemon cream cheese icing. Looks delicious!

  5. July 8, 2014 / 11:35 pm

    You had me at lemon. These are so up my alley!

  6. eva
    February 5, 2015 / 1:08 pm

    hello! could you translate the measures of this recipe into kg or grams? because I cannot understand your “c.”
    Kisses from Barcelona!

    • Heather
      February 5, 2015 / 4:05 pm

      C stands for cups, Eva. Hopefully you can translate from there. Let me know what you think and thanks for reading my blog!

      • eva
        February 6, 2015 / 5:33 am


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  8. Emma
    May 3, 2018 / 4:24 pm

    What to do if it does not whip up creamy and stiff? Thank you in advance!

  9. ittalley
    February 5, 2019 / 9:03 am


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