Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Lemon Buttercream Frosting
Lemon buttercream frosting is sweet and a tiny bit sour, and it tastes like a glass of fresh lemonade.
Lemon Buttercream Frosting
It adds a delicious pop of flavor to a subtle lemon cake or sugar cookies or graham crackers or whatever you can imagine.
Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting
Add lemon buttercream frosting to something this holiday season for a fresh change from all the cinnamon/pumpkin/spice.

Easy Step By Step Instruction for Lemon Buttercream Frosting

making Lemon Buttercream Frosting
Beat 1 stick room temperature butter with ¼ cup fresh lemon juice and 1 heaping tablespoon lemon zest (1-2 lemons) at medium speed for 2-3 minutes, scraping sides of bowl frequently.

Making Lemon Buttercream Frosting
On low speed, gently beat in 3 cups powdered sugar until incorporated, and …
Lemon Buttercream Frosting
… add 1-2 tablespoons cream or milk (just enough to reach desired consistency) and a few drop of food coloring, if desired. Then beat another 2 minutes, continuing to scrape sides of bowl frequently.
Lemon Buttercream Frosting and a cupcake
Now spread it on anything that needs a fresh pop of flavor …
a bowl of Lemon Buttercream Frosting
… like this.
Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting
You can decorate with sprinkles, which I did for the photos, but it’s not necessary. The pure perfection of lemon buttercream really doesn’t require any help.

Free Printable Recipe for Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Lisia Childs
This sweet and tangy frosting tastes like the best lemonade you’ve ever had. It’s sweet, sour, and delicious!
Prep Time 12 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 stick butter softened to room temperature
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 1-2 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon heaping lemon zest (1-2 lemons)
  • 3 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons cream or milk
  • 2-3 drops yellow food coloring optional

Instructions
 

  • Beat butter with juice and zest at medium speed for 2-3 minutes, scraping sides of bowl frequently.
  • On low speed, gently beat in powdered sugar until incorporated, and add just enough cream to reach desired consistency and food coloring, if desired. Then beat another 2 minutes, continuing to scrape sides of bowl frequently.
  • Spread on anything, or everything, that needs a sweet-tart lift.