lemon buttercream frosting on cupcake
4 from 3 votes
Review Recipe


Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 people
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
I really like frosting… as in LOVE it. Cupcakes are pretty good but I really actually consider them a vehicle for getting the frosting into my mouth.
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  • 2 lemons
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 oz cream cheese

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  1. Cream butter with mixer on medium until light and fluffy. Zest lemons and add into butter (you should have about 1 tablespoon lemon zest).
  2. Juice 1/2 of one of the lemons and add 2-3 tablespoons to butter mixture.
  3. Add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time and beat until light and fluffy. Add softened cream cheese and beat until fluffy.
  4. Add more lemon juice if required to reached desired consistency.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 289, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 51mg, Sodium: 166mg, Potassium: 42mg, Carbohydrates: 32g, Sugar: 30g, Vitamin A: 12%, Vitamin C: 11.6%, Calcium: 1.8%, Iron: 0.9%

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

Keyword Lemon Buttercream