Lemon Cream Cheese Icing

5 from 2 reviews

This is a classic cream cheese icing with a little zest of citrus. It pairs perfectly with Mini Carrot Cake Loaves (it does make a little extra so freeze extra icing for another day).


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  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Using your stand mixer beat approx. 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
  2. Ice cakes when cooled and ready.


Keywords: Cream Cheese Icing, Lemon, Icing, Carrot Cake