Posted by JesaA kitchen experiment gone right--combining several favorite recipes and a little tinkering along the way yielded delicious results.
- 1 lb cream cheese 1 lb butter 4 t lemon zest 7 T lemon juice 2 t vanilla 4 lb confectioner's sugar
Beat cream cheese, butter, lemon zest, half of lemon juice, and vanilla in mixer until creamy. Scrape down sides and beater at least once and beat again. Add half of powdered sugar and beat well. Scrape down sides and beater. Add remaining lemon juice and beat well. Scrape down sides and beater. Add remaining powdered sugar and eat well. Scrape down sides and beater again and then beat on high speed for 5-7 minutes to get fluffier texture. Yields a soft, spreadable frosting, a little soft for serious stacking or thick layers of of filling without refrigerating in stages, but delicious and worth the effort. Add more sugar for stiffer texture if desired.