Lemon Buttercream Frosting Recipe

This lemon buttercream frosting is incredibly light and delicious. Finger-licking recommended!

I have a great weakness for frosting. Whether it adorns a cake or a cupcake or a spoon or my finger, I do not care. Consisting mainly of that ingredient I love so much called sugar, it is one of the foods I have a very hard time resisting. This lemon buttercream frosting is incredibly light and delicious. It went great with the three-layer lemon cake I recently made, and it would be a good topping for a number of other baked goods, as well.

In a medium bowl, beat the following ingredients with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy:

1 cup softened butter

2 tablespoons lemon zest

Add 3 1/2 cups of confectioners' sugar in batches and beat until light and fluffy. Add 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and beat for 1 more minute.

Don't allow your three-year-old to try a sample or you will risk losing half the batch.

Lemon, Buttercream, Frosting
Dessert
American
Yield: frosts one double-layer cake or 24 cupcakes

LEMON BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

prep time: 2 minscook time: 5 minstotal time: 7 mins

It's finger-lickin' good! Incredibly light and delicious!

ingredients:

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

instructions:

  1. In a medium bow, beat the following ingredients with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy: 1 cup softened butter and 2 tablespoons lemon zest.
  2. Add 3 1/2 cups of confectioners' sugar in batches and beat until light and fluffy. Add 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and beat for 1 minute.
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