Yield: 24 servings

Lemon Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Calling all lemon dessert lovers! This easy Lemon Buttercream Frosting is impossible to resist. Pipe it onto cupcakes, spread it on a cake--or just eat it with a spoon. It's that good!


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream


    1. For the frosting, beat butter for 3-5 minutes until pale in color.
    2. Add powdered sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice (about 2 Tbsp from fresh lemon) and cream. Beat for 3-5 minutes until fluffy.


  • One lemon, depending on the size will yield anywhere from 1-2 Tablespons of zest and juice. For the frosting, add what tastes good to YOU. More lemon zest for more flavor.
  • Recipe makes enough frosting for a 2 layer cake or 24 cupcakes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 0g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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