Lemon Whipped Cream Frosting

Light and refreshing, this Lemon Whipped Cream Frosting recipe is the perfect addition to homemade lemon cupcakes.

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Frosting can make or break a cupcake. In my mind, it doesn’t matter if you have the most delicious cupcake base, a bad batch of frosting and I’m out. However, you can take a boxed cupcake mix and top it with a creamy homemade frosting, and suddenly it’s transformed into the best cupcake you’ve ever eaten.

I had a friend recently request a homemade whipped cream frosting recipe. You see, unlike me, she’s not a big fan of overly sweet buttercream frosting. If you’ve noticed on some of my cupcake recipes, like these Carrot Cake Cupcakes and this Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cupcake, you’ll see that I like to go big when it comes to frosting. I prefer equal amounts of frosting to cupcake.

But apparently not everyone feels that way. Some people prefer a less sweet topping on their cake.

Years ago I made the most delicious Lemon Cupcakes you’ll ever try! I topped them with the most amazing Lemon Buttercream Frosting you’ll ever eat. So today, I took that lemon cupcake and made a less sweet frosting…a Lemon Whipped Cream Frosting! Holy deliciousness, I’m kinda a fan of this treat.

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How to make Lemon Whipped Cream Frosting:

  • First, start with a clean mixing bowl (attached to a stand mixer or a handheld electric mixer). You’ll want to beat your heavy whipping cream for several minutes until thick. I did this for about 3 minutes using the whisk attachment on my mixer.
  • Next, while it’s mixing, slowly sprinkle in the powdered sugar, lemon zest, and lemon extract. Do this over a matter of a 2 minutes.
  • For my cupcakes, I wanted a frosting that holds up and would allow me to pipe it out of a pastry bag. I added 1 tsp of clear jel (<——I bought it on Amazon).
  • Finally, keep the frosting and cupcakes REFRIGERATED. This will get soft at room temperature!

What’s YOUR favorite cupcake and frosting combo? Share it in the comments, I always need recipe inspiration!

More Frosting recipes you may enjoy:

  • First things first, the very best CHOCOLATE frosting recipe. We all need to have a go-to buttercream in our recipe boxes, and this one is my favorite!
  • My friend Lisa makes the most amazing Cream Cheese Frosting! You’ll want this one to add to your red velvet cakes/cupcakes and carrot cakes!
  • Have you heard of 7-minute frosting? Michelle makes this creamy, meringue like frosting with a marshmallow flavor. OMG it’s so good!
  • For the holiday’s, you’ll want to pin this Peppermint White chocolate frosting recipe. It’s perfect on brownies!
  • Cream Cheese Maple Pecan Frosting. I mean, does it get better than this? Perfect on carrot cake and pumpkin cakes! Thank you Karen for this recipe!

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Lemon Whipped Cream Frosting recipe:

Lemon Whipped Cream Frosting

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Prep Time:20 minutes

Light and refreshing, this Lemon Whipped Cream Frosting recipe is the perfect addition to homemade lemon cupcakes.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat heavy cream with a whisk (attached to a stand mixer or a handheld electric mixer) for 2-3 minutes until thickened. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar,lemon extract, lemon zest, and clear jel.
  2. Beat an additional 2-3 minutes until desired consistency.
  3. Frost cooled cupcakes and refrigerate for one hour. Serve cold and enjoy. Keep cupcakes in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
*I added 2 drops of yellow gel food coloring to my cupcakes to give them a bright color! This is optional.

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1 comment on “Lemon Whipped Cream Frosting”

  1. This frosting sounds so refreshing and perfect for spring time cupcakes. I’m a first time commenter on your blog, even though I have been following it for awhile. Please stop by my blog, I’ve just started so any support would be great.

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