Item# WLRECIP-145

Key Lime Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Item No. WLRECIP-145
Amount
4 cups
Prep Time
10 min
Skill Level
Beginner
Total Time
15 min

The tart, terrific taste of key lime flavors in a light and fluffy buttercream make this a new flavor of frosting that goes well on any tropical baked treat. Try it on banana cupcakes, key lime macarons, or coconut cake or cupcakes to add a little taste of vacation to all your desserts!

Ingredients

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  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 cups sifted powdered sugar (confectioners’ sugar)
  • 3 tablespoons key lime juice (from about 7 key limes)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons key lime zest

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Instructions

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  • Notes:

    • This frosting is similar to our traditional American buttercream and is great for piping decorations or frosting layer cakes.
    • Substitutions: Bottled key lime juice and regular lime zest may be substituted for the fresh key limes.
    • To store: Frosting should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 weeks and can be frozen for up to 6 weeks. Bring the frosting back to room temperature and re-whip before using.
    • To color: Use Icing Colors or food coloring to tint frosting to any color without disturbing the consistency of the frosting.
    • To cut sweetness: If your buttercream is too sweet, add a pinch of salt. Make sure it dissolves completely once mixed in. You can also opt for 1/2 cup salted butter rather than 1/2 cup unsalted butter to avoid overly sweet buttercream.

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