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Fresh Lemon Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Fresh Lemon Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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How To Make Fresh Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Whip up some delectable buttercream frosting in just five minutes! It’s packed with tangy lemon flavors and some sugary sweetness for the tastiest frosting.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes



  • 2lemons
  • ¾cupbutter
  • ¼cupshortening
  • 3cupspowdered sugar
  • ½tsplemon extract,optional


  1. Zest both lemons, then set the zests aside.

  2. Juice one of the lemons to make 2 tablespoons of juice. Reserve the remaining lemons for another use.

  3. Cream the butter and shortening in a bowl with a mixer on medium until light and fluffy. Add the lemon zest, juice, and extract. Mix well.

  4. Add the powdered sugar ½ cup at a time, then beat until light and fluffy.

  5. Serve over cupcakes, cakes, and other desserts, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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


  • Calories: 259.04kcal
  • Fat: 15.81g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.36g
  • Trans Fat: 1.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.74g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.64g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.86g
  • Fiber: 0.28g
  • Sugar: 29.60g
  • Protein: 0.23g
  • Cholesterol: 30.50mg
  • Sodium: 2.53mg
  • Calcium: 6.31mg
  • Potassium: 17.60mg
  • Iron: 0.08mg
  • Vitamin A: 97.14µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.22mg
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