Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting

This is enough reason to make a carrot cake: delicious, creamy, lemony, slightly buttery frosting. I made a carrot cake for a celebratory weekend and adapted a recipe to make this icing, which was. . . well, super yummy.

Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2 cup cream cheese (4 oz)
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp grated lemon rind
1 tsp almond extract
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar (I "powdered" my own= raw sugar in the Vitamix)

1. Beat first four ingredients at medium speed in a mixing bowl until smooth. Gradually add sugar, beating at low until just blended. Makes about 2 cups- plenty to frost a 2 layer carrot cake!

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