Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner
Active Time
10 Mins
Total Time
10 Mins
About 2 cups

This rich, buttery, and citrusy frosting is delicious piped atop a Bundt cake (like our 7UP Bundt Cake), slathered on a sheet cake, or mounded on top of cupcakes—basically any dessert that needs a creamy topping with a hit of citrus. Fresh lime juice and fresh lemon and lime zest add a bright note to this decadent cream cheese frosting. To recreate this thick, ropy look, spoon the frosting into a piping bag or heavy-duty ziplock plastic bag. Cut a 1-inch hole in the corner of the bag, and pipe frosting in a roped pattern over the top and sides of the cake.

How to Make It

Beat cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Gradually add sugar, beating on low speed until combined, about 1 minute. Add lime juice, lemon zest, and lemon juice, beating until combined, about 30 seconds.