Lemon-Orange Buttercream Frosting

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Lemon-Orange Buttercream FrostingRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell


Makes about 6 cups


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1 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons orange zest
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 (32-oz.) package powdered sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
5 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon additional fresh orange juice


Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes

Beat butter, orange zest, and lemon zest at medium speed with an electric mixer 1 to 2 minutes or until creamy; gradually add powdered sugar alternately with lemon juice and 5 Tbsp. fresh orange juice, beating at low speed until blended after each addition. Add up to 1 Tbsp. additional fresh orange juice, 1 tsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

Created date

February 2012