Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting



  • 2 sticks of real (salted) butter, at room temperature
  • 4 ounces of shortening
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 89 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 23 Tablespoons milk


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, and cream cheese until very smooth. Add in the vanilla and mix again.
  2. Begin adding powdered sugar, one cup at a time up to 8 cups.
  3. Your frosting will be very stiff at this point – now add in the lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of milk.
  4. Mix and check the consistency.
  5. From here, I had to add a little more powdered sugar (it was too soft) but then I went too far, so I added a little more milk. Just play with it until you get a consistency you’re happy with! I made mine on the softer side so it was silky smooth … but still able to hold it’s shape!