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Key Lime Buttercream Frosting

Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep time 10 mins
Yield Makes about 2 3/4 cups
This key lime frosting is refreshing and easy. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare and can be doubled if you love lots of frosting.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Key lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Key lime juice
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. milk

How to Make It

  1. Beat first 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.

  2. Gradually add powdered sugar alternately with Key lime juice, 1 Tbsp. at a time, and 1 Tbsp. milk, beating at low speed until blended and smooth after each addition. Beat in up to 1 Tbsp. additional milk for desired consistency.