Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Whipped Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Today we are talking about the best part of a cupcake - the frosting

When I signed up to make cupcakes for Kristen's Bridal Shower, I knew I wanted to match the yellow party theme but wasn't sure how. After a bit of thinking I decided to make lemon frosting for my vanilla cupcakes and add a lemon garnish.
 Using my Whipped Vanilla Buttercream recipe, I made a few zingy tweaks and voila - whipped lemon buttercream frosting! I can't get over how delicious the frosting came out. Each girl ate at least two mini cupcakes at the shower and loved the lemon frosting.
 And since the recipe is just too easy and delicious not to share...
Whipped Vanilla Buttercream 

1½ cups {3 sticks} unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 lb confectioners’ sugar, sifted
3 tbsp. heavy cream
1 ½ tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Zest from one large lemon {approx. 1 tbsp.}
Pinch of salt

In a large bowl, whip the butter with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until smooth (about 1 minute).  One cup at a time, add in the confectioners’ sugar and mix on medium-low speed until incorporated.  Add the salt.  Continue to beat on medium-high speed until smooth (about 1-2 minutes). Mix in the heavy cream, lemon juice and zest on low speed until well blended.  Increase the mixer speed and whip on high speed until light and fluffy, scraping down the bowl as needed (about 4-5 minutes).

Yields 2 dozen cupcakes
*Note: don't substitute the fresh lemon juice for store bought. Just don't.


  1. AMEN to the don't substitute. UGH.

  2. How do you get them to look that perfect?

  3. Love the addition of lemon! Such a bright, lively flavor and color for spring :)

  4. "just don't".. HA!!! I love anything lemon. yummmmmmm

  5. Those are so perfect! I love the lemon wedges on top!

  6. Friend. You are out of control amazing. Honestly, when I think of heaven, I imagine that it smells like whipped lemon buttercream frosting.

    Ps - how's the lemon tree doing!?

  7. They look so delicious. I might have to try this next month at my girls night. Maybe with a lemon gummy slice.

  8. Ummm how delicious do these look? How do you make the frosting so fancy?

  9. Love it!


  10. I think you mean don't substitute store bought for fresh squeezed lemon juice. Yum!

  11. Which mixer attachment should you use? The paddle or whisk attachment? Thanks!


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