Lemon Buttercream Frosting

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Desiree Cleveland-Campos

By
@mrsdeputy

This is a super sweet and tangy lemon buttercream.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We could eat this lemon buttercream with a spoon it's so good. We love that Desiree uses the natural flavor from the zest and fresh lemon juice things the frosting a bit. Add the juice a little at a time until the proper consistency is achieved so the frosting doesn't get too thin. It's super easy to make and so good. We topped a lemon cupcake with it and it was lemon heaven.

This buttercream frosting recipe makes a lot of frosting. If you're making a layer cake, follow the ingredients as listed. If you're icing up to 24 cupcakes or a 9x13 cake, we'd suggest cutting the recipe in half. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Prep:
15 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 large
    lemon, zested
  • 1 large
    lemon juiced (2 if not juicy)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • pinch
    generous pinch of salt
  • 6 c
    powdered sugar

How to Make Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Step-by-Step

  1. Cream the butter, lemon zest, salt, and vanilla.
  2. Slowly add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time.
  3. Alternating with the lemon juice.
  4. Feel free to add yellow gel food coloring as I did.

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About Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Course/Dish: Cakes Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American



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