Orange Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Orange Buttercream uses real zest and orange juice; it's a natural with Margarita or Orange cakes and is a nice surprise on any chocolate cupcakes.
Makes: About 2-1/2 cups
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Beat shortening and butter in large bowl with electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well on medium speed.

Step 2

. Add orange juice, zest and orange Color Right. Beat until light and fluffy.

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solid vegetable shortening

1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening


1/2 cup butter (softened)

sifted confectioners' sugar

4 cups (approx. 1 lb.) sifted confectioners' sugar

zest of oranges,

1-1/2 teaspoons zest of oranges, (finely grated)

orange juice

3 tablespoons orange juice

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