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Lemon-Orange Buttercream Frosting

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield Makes about 6 cups


  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.