Cream Cheese Icing

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Preparation time: 10 min
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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: layer cake


* 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese (1 pound), at room temperature
* 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cubed, at room temperature
* 2 cups confectioners' sugar
* 1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest (about 2 lemons)
* 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Mix softened cream cheese and butter. Slowly add confectioners sugar. Add lemon zest and vanilla extract.


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