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Lemon Buttercream Frosting

This frosting is fresh, easy to make and tastes great on a variety of baked goods!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttercream, frosting, lemon
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 185kcal


  • 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.


Serving: frosts one double-layer cake or 24 cupcakes


Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 4mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg