Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

From Martha Stewart Living, June 2016. Topping for Vanilla Sheet Cake.


  • 1 pound cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 stick unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar sifted
  • 1¾ teaspoons lemon zest, plus 4 teaspoons juice


  1. Beat cream cheese, butter, and confectioners’ sugar on medium speed until smooth, about 5 minutes. Beat in lemon zest and juice. Refrigerate frosting, covered, until set, about 1 hour.