Orange Buttercream

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (3-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 drop red food coloring (optional)
1 drop yellow food coloring (optional)


1. Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.

2. Gradually add powdered sugar alternately with 1 Tbsp. milk and orange juice, beating at low speed until blended and smooth after each addition.

3. If desired, beat in remaining 1 Tbsp. milk, 1 tsp. at a time, until desired consistency. Beat in food coloring until blended, if desired.