Item# WLRECIP-187

Lemon Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Item No. WLRECIP-187
3 cups
Prep Time
20 min
Skill Level
Total Time
20 min

When life gives you lemons, make lemon buttercream frosting! This zesty lemon frosting recipe is perfect for all lemon lovers with its creamy texture and sweet zip of citrus flavor. Lemon buttercream is one of those frostings that goes on almost any dessert. We especially like it in combination with pound cakes, classic vanilla layer cakes, and lemon cakes (of course!). Add this light and tart lemon frosting to any of your sweet treats, including cakes, cupcakes, and cookies.



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  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4 cups (approx. 1 lb.) powdered sugar (confectioner's sugar)
  • Additional lemon juice or milk
  • Gel food coloring


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  • Electric stand mixer or hand mixer
  • Cake decorating tip set (optional)



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  • Notes:

    • To Store: This buttercream should be stored in an airtight container and can be frozen for up to 6 weeks
    • Shortening Substitute: Substitute shortening for an additional 1/2 cup of butter

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