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Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook: Through The Seasons


Episode 6 - Lemony Cream Cheese Icing

Annabel Langbein: Through The Seasons on TV ONE and TVNZ Ondemand

Lemony Cream Cheese Icing

This is my favourite cream cheese icing – the finishing touch for my Black Velvet Cake, carrot cakes and hummingbird cake.

Prep time 5 mins


• 100g butter, at room temperature

• 150g cream cheese

• 3 cups icing sugar, plus extra to dust

• a pinch of salt

• 2 tbsp lemon juice


Blend butter and cream cheese in a bowl or food processor until smooth. Beat in icing sugar and salt, adding a little icing sugar or water if necessary to achieve a spreadable consistency. Spread over cooled cake or cupcakes.


This recipe is from Annabel’s TV series Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook: Through the Seasons (7pm Saturday nights on TV One) and the accompanying book (Annabel Langbein Media, $59.95). For more great Annabel Langbein recipes see