Delicious lemon frosting made with fresh lemon pie filling and whipped cream. Our lemon frosting is perfect for cakes, cupcakes, or any dessert you desire. The zesty citrus flavor and creamy texture will tantalize your taste buds and have you coming back for more of this Lemon and Whipped Cream Frosting.
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Lemon and Whipped Cream Frosting
Looking for the best lemon frosting recipe? Wait until you try this frosting recipe. It goes perfectly on any type of cake but my favorite is to use this lemon icing on lemon cake.
Lemon frosting is the perfect solution to your sugar cravings. It’s tart, creamy, and delicious – perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. You won’t be able to resist licking the spoon after making this recipe. It’s that good. And it’s easy to make too – just follow our simple recipe.
I have a weakness for lemon. I make amazing Weight Watchers lemon donuts. My favorite dessert is lemon meringue pie. But my lemon cake is a very close second.
What is the difference between icing and frosting?
Icing is thinner than frosting and is often used as a glaze, while frosting is thicker and used for decorating. Both icing and frosting can be made from sugar, butter, cream, and other ingredients. The main difference between the two is in their consistency.
What goes good with lemon frosting?
This goes well with a variety of different flavors, such as vanilla, chocolate, and fruit, like strawberries. It can also be used to top off layer cakes, lemon cupcakes, or other desserts, like sugar cookies. Putting this lemon and whipped cream frosting on a strawberry cake would be out of this world. I have the best lemon cake that I make with this lemon frosting. I am telling you, it is perfect together.
Can you add lemon zest to frosting?
The lemon flavor from this frosting comes from the lemon pie filling. I make my lemon pie filling with fresh lemon juice that gives it a really fresh flavor. If you want to give another push of lemon flavor, you can add lemon zest. I do not feel the need to add more lemon but you certainly can.
Can you add lemon juice to store bought frosting?
If you have a can of store bought frosting, you can certainly add lemon juice to it. Another option is using lemon extract. If you are using store bought, I prefer to add lemon pie filling instead of lemon juice. It makes the frosting lighter and fluffier.
What to serve with Lemon Frosting
Whenever I have a great tasting dessert, I need a killer dinner idea. Some of my favorites dinner ideas are:
- Broccoli Apple Salad and Baked Ziti | Easy Kid Approved Dinner
- Drunkard Noodles- Thai Drunken Noodles with Rice Noodles- Easy $10 Dinner
- Chicken Enchiladas
- Chicken Parmesan
- Lemon Rosemary Chicken | Easy Skillet Chicken
How to Store Lemon Frosting?
This recipe used a base of homemade lemon pie filling and cool whip, so you will want to store this lemon frosting in an airtight container or freezer bag, in the refrigerator. While I wouldn’t normally put a cake in the fridge, I do put my lemon cake with lemon frosting in the refrigerator because the cool whip can go bad at room temperature.
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- Lemon Pie Filling
- Cool Whip Container
- Yellow Food Coloring – Optional – I do not use this. I don’t need the frosting to be bright yellow, but some people like that look. If you want the bright yellow look, add about 4 drops of yellow food coloring.
How to Make Lemon Frosting
Start by making the filling. Once it is done, let it cool.
When the filling is cool, combine the filling with the thawed Cool Whip in a bowl.
Then the frosting is ready to be used on a cake or cupcakes.
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- 1 Lemon Pie Filling
- 1 Cool Whip Container
- Yellow Food Coloring – Optional – I do not use this. I don’t need the frosting to be bright yellow but some people like that look. If you want the bright yellow look, add about 4 drops of food coloring.
- Start by making the lemon pie filling. Once it is done, let it cool.
- When the filling is cool, combine the filling with the thawed Cool Whip.
- Then the frosting is ready to be used on a cake or cupcakes.
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