Cream Cheese Frosting

Preparation info

  • Frosting for a


    -layer cake
    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Silver Palate Cookbook

By Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins

Published 1982

  • About


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Juice of ½ lemon (optional)


    1. Cream together the cream cheese and butter in a mixing bowl.
    2. Slowly sift in the confectioners’ sugar and continue beating until fully incorporated. The mixture should be free of lumps.
    3. Stir in the vanilla, and lemon juice if desired.