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Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen Photo by: Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen

Key Lime Buttercream Frosting

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.

Southern Living MARCH 2009

  • Yield: Makes about 2 3/4 cups
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes

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

Preparation

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.

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