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Orange Buttercream Frosting

Yield 2 cups


  • 1/3 cup stick margarine or butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 4 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar (about 17 ounces)
  • 5 teaspoons skim milk

How to Make It

  1. Cream margarine and cream cheese at medium speed of a mixer until light and fluffy. Add extracts and salt; beat well. Gradually add sugar and milk, beating at low speed. Increase speed to high, and beat until well-blended and spreadable.

  2. Note: If frosting is made ahead, cover, and chill. Add a small amount of milk, to soften. Beat until spreadable.