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Orange Buttercream

Orange Buttercream

Southern Living FEBRUARY 2010

  • Yield: Makes about 3 cups
  • Prep time:10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 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)

Preparation

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.

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