Key Lime Buttercream Icing Recipe

Spread some sunshine! The tart, terrific taste of Key Lime Buttercream Icing is the perfect partner for our Banana Lime Cupcakes.
Makes: About 2 cups.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

In large bowl, combine buttercream, lime zest and juice. Beat with mixer until incorporated.

Step 2

Keep icing covered with a damp cloth until ready to use. For best results, keep icing bowl in refrigerator when not in use. Refrigerate in an airtight container.

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2 cups Buttercream icing (or white decorator icing)

4 key limes (grated)

2 teaspoons lime juice

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Key Lime Buttercream Icing is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I added extra lime juice and more zest, just to give the frosting some tang. Chill it for about an hour before spreading.
Date published: 2013-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made the Key Lime Buttercream Icing for my margarita cupcakes and they were great. They had just the right amount of a tangy taste to them. Everyone loved them.
Date published: 2011-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was SO yummy! I made margarita cupcakes & topped them with this icing... this buttercream was so light & fluffy, & not too tangy. Everyone loved them! Thanks Wilton!
Date published: 2011-06-28
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