Luscious Lemon Frosting

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes


1 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 (32-oz.) package powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons half-and-half (optional)


1. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; stir in lemon zest and juice. (Mixture will appear curdled.) Gradually add sugar; beat at high speed 4 minutes or until spreading consistency. Gradually beat in up to 2 Tbsp. half-and-half, if necessary, for desired consistency.