Lemon Buttercream Frosting is super easy to make in your own kitchen. It requires just a few ingredients and is done in less than ten minutes! It is buttery, light, fresh and it tastes incredible on a just about any type of baked treat.
I believe strongly in a couple things: you should never drive behind a Cadillac, skirts should remain below the knee if you are over forty and store-bought frosting should be banned from existence. Homemade frosting is so ridiculously easy to make and it can transform a great dessert into a show-stopping dessert. Please, people, take the six minutes required to create your own delicious homemade frosting and make it happen. You’ll thank me.
This Lemon Buttercream Frosting looked and smelled amazing and from what I hear, it tasted incredible, too. I’ll be able to confirm this (surely) next Wednesday, as a piece of the above-pictured cake will be shoveled into my mouth for breakfast. I’m fairly certain this is not recommended behavior for those wrapping up the Whole30 program, but I’ve never been one to follow the rules.
Please, never go store-bought again. Enjoy this frosting on this Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake, this yummy Yellow Poppyseed Cake or sugar cookies! Don’t forget the Lemon Curd because no dessert is complete without it (documented fact). Enjoy!
Lemon Buttercream Frosting
- 1 cup salted butter softened (2 sticks)
- 6 cups powdered sugar
- 3-6 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- Zest of 1 lemon 1-2 tbsp
- In a large bowl, mix (using whisk attachments) the butter with a hand-held or stand mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time until just combined. Add the lemon juice 1 tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency has been reached. Mix on medium speed for 3 minutes. Add the lemon zest and mix until just combined.
- Refrigerate until ready to spread on baked goods.