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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Lemon Buttercream Frosting

We're a chocolate obsessed family but I thought I'd change it up a little for my daughter's birthday. 

For you lemon lover's out there, this fluffy and bright fresh lemon frosting is bursting with lemony tartness!

1 1/2 cups butter, at room temperature
2 tbsps fresh lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp salt
3 1/2 - 4 cups icing sugar
yellow food colouring, optional

First beat the butter on medium-low speed for 1-2 minutes. Use only room temperature butter to ensure a nice smooth frosting. Add 2 cups of icing sugar, lemon juice, zest and colour if using. Again, beat 1-2 minutes or until fluffy. Then add 1 1/2 cups icing sugar and beat until well combined.

If the frosting consistency is to thin for your liking, add more sugar. If too thick, add a dash more lemon juice. Mine was spot on 3 1/2 cups.

You will have enough frosting for a 4-layer 8' cake, a 13 X 9 cake or 24 cupcakes.

May be stored for 2 days on the counter or up to a week in the fridge. 

Recipe from thefirstyearblog.com 

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