Gourmet Carrot Cake Icing

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This carrot cake icing is the epicureans dream. The addition of lemon makes it exceptional. 

Use for filling a wedding cake and crumb coating. It pairs perfectly with the best ever carrot cake recipe.

I have been using this recipe forever. It's simple, delicious and goes perfectly with carrot wedding cake, the amazing buttermilk chocolate cake recipe and the banana cake recipes.

Make sure that the cream cheese and the butter are at room temperature before mixing.

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  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 6 Tablespoons sweet butter
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon 


Cream together cream cheese and butter in a mixing bowl. Slowly sift in the confectioners' sugar and continue beating until fully incorporated. Mixture should be free of lumps. Stir in vanilla and lemon. Sometime simple is the best. The secret to the complex flavor is the squeeze of lemon.

Tip: For wedding cakes buttercream provides better coverage than cream cheese frosting. I crumb coat the cake in a thick layer of the carrot cake frosting, put it in the fridge for a few hours and then finish the cake with my Italian meringue frosting.

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Carrot Cake is best with this Carrot Cake Icing

Link to the carrot cake recipe on this website. It  contains exotic ingredients like coconut, pineapple, pecans, pureed carrots and it freezes really well.  Best Carrot Cake recipe

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