Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Lemon Frosting:

Good Morning/Afternoon. I hope the cake instructions were easy to follow. Now I am going to explain the Lemon Frosting. It was very easy to make, and it tasted wonderful.

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups powdered sugar
Frosting:Beat cream cheese, butter, lemon juice, lemon rind, and vanilla together until smooth and fluffy. Add 3 cups powdered sugar and beat together. Add the additional 2 cups of powdered sugar. Beat until creamy. Add more icing sugar or juice as needed for easy spreading.
First we need some lemon rind--I used my box grater, and used the small holes, but I always find it difficult to get all the lemon peel out of the grater, so I used the cheese grater pictured and then just chopped the rest of the peel really fine. If you have a microplane, use that--that is something I need to get:)
Put your softened cream cheese, softened butter, lemon rind, lemon juice and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Using your hand mixer cream together. Just like the cake recipe, you can also use your stand mixer or your own hand instead:
Then start adding the powdered sugar, after each cup mix it:
After all the powdered sugar is added, you come up with this wonderful creamy and yummy frosting:
Can you see how the mixing lines stay put in the frosting--nice and thick--but very easy to spread on our cake:

Tomorrows post will be how I frosted the cake.

I hope everyone has a Wonderful Wednesday, Thank you so much for stopping by xoxox

P.S. If there are any questions, please feel free to ask:)


Mrs. U said...

Yum!!! My mouth is watering!! Icing..... mmmmmm....

Can you tell I have a sweet tooth? :)

Thank you SO much for sharing this, Julieann!!

Mrs. U

Paricia Anzalone said...

I posted the other day that I made the cake for my dh and he loved it. DH, not wanting to gain weight -- ahem-- I took half the cake in to the office today (18th) at lunch. BEFORE 1:30, the cake was GONE!! The owner, who had TWO slices, said it was the best cake he's had in YEARS!!!
Thank you so much for sharing the recipe; it IS a hit!!

Momma Roar said...

Oh Julieann, it looks delicious!

I hope you are doing well. You'll have to stop over at my place - I just got new pictures of the kids. Colin is 7 months old already - I can't believe it. :(

Charree said...

The cake looks delicious. I can't wait to make it. I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday!

Amber said...

Yum I can't wait to see the final step. Hope you are doing well! Have a great week!

PEA said...

Thank you so much for posting the frosting sounds sooo very delicious and I'm looking forward to trying it out:-) xox

Julieann said...

Patricia--yay!!! I am so happy it was a hit. It is a very good cake, and I like the simplicity of the recipe.

LeighAnn, I am on my way:)

Thank you ladies for all your wonderful comments:)