Lemon Buttercream Frosting Recipe
This lemon buttercream frosting has a more tangy flavor. Buttercream frostings are a good choice on many desserts.
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
3 cups confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons lemon zest, finely grated
4 Tablespoons lemon juice, fresh
3-5 Tablespoons cream or wholemilk
(Makes about 3 cups)
Place the butter in a mixing bowl and cream the butter using an electric mixer on medium. Beat about 2 minutes.
Beat in the sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice and beat on medium speed until well combined.
Add the cream one tablespoon at a time.
Never add all at once as the frosting may be too thin.
Mix in each spoon of milk until you have the consistency you would like, then mix for 2-3 minutes.
*Optional, if you want the frosting to be more yellow put a drop or two of food coloring.
Either spread or pipe the frosting onto your cakes or cupcake.
The frosting sets when chilled.