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Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Author: Rose Atwater
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x


Add this Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting to white cake, coconut cake, or a key lime cake or cupcakes for a tangy and sweet spring or summer treat. Made with fresh lime juice and lime zest, this frosting is refreshing and delicious and so perfect you'll want to eat it with a spoon!


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  • In a large mixing bowl, or the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the softened butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  • Next beat in lime zest and lime juice.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, mixing thoroughly and scraping down the sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula after each cup.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • If the frosting is too stiff, add milk one teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. If it's too thin, add powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time until thickened.
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Hand Mixer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: key lime, key lime juice, cream cheese, buttercream, frosting, cream cheese frosting, key lime frosting, lime frosting, icing

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