Filed Under: Dairy, Dessert, Under 20 Mins

Cream Cheese Icing

Spread on our Old-fashioned Carrot Cake .

April 8th, 2012

Recipes Developed by Paula Bowman Photography by Rob Fiocca Food Styling by Ian Muggridge Prop Styling by Lara McGraw

Servings
4
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
0 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 250-g packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 Cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 Cups icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
  1. With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese on medium speed until smooth.

  2. Add in butter and continue to beat.

  3. Reduce speed to low and add icing sugar, scraping sides as necessary.

  4. Mix in remaining three ingredients, continuing to beat until fluffy.

  5. If not using immediately, transfer to a container, cover lightly and chill.

Cream Cheese Icing

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