4.25 from 4 votes
Review Recipe

Fresh Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 people
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
A smooth and extra creamy frosting recipe bursting with fresh lemon flavor.
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  • 2 lemons
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract optional

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  1. Zest both lemons and set zest aside. Juice one of the lemons to make 2 tablespoons juice. Reserve remaining lemons for another use.

  2. Cream butter and shortening with mixer on medium until light and fluffy. Add lemon zest and juice (and extract if using). Mix well.

  3. Add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time and beat until light and fluffy.

  4. To thicken consistency, add more powdered sugar. To soften consistency, add more lemon juice if required.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 289, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 51mg, Sodium: 166mg, Potassium: 42mg, Carbohydrates: 32g, Sugar: 30g, Vitamin A: 600%, Vitamin C: 9.6%, Calcium: 18%, Iron: 0.2%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Lemon Buttercream