Luscious Lemon Frosting Recipe for Cupcakes & Cakes

This lemon frosting recipe is a breeze to make and tastes absolutely scrumptious.  It’s got a double dose of lemon, first from fresh lemon juice and then from lemon zest. The cream cheese adds another flavor note that works beautifully with lemon.

And now a totally selfish promotion of my party favor store, Diva Entertains, this lemon frosted cupcake is shown on Individual Cupcake Stands!  They look great set next to each place setting and come in white, blue or pink!

Also… super cute is the new Single Cupcake Box – you can even order them with personalized labels.  The scallop insert that holds the cupcake in place comes in white, pink, blue or chocolate brown.  Matching satin ribbon is included too!

Lemon Frosting Recipe (adapted from

  • 1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 5 cups confectioners’ sugar (powdered)

Beat cream cheese, butter, lemon juice, zest and vanilla together until smooth and fluffy.  Add confectioners’ sugar in two additions.  Beat until creamy.  Add more sugar if you prefer a stiffer frosting.  Makes approximately 3 1/2 cups.

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  1. Wow, that is beyond luscious, and I don’t even have a sweet tooth!

    Loved the box too, what a cute idea…

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