Lemony Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

I used to be extremely intimidated by frosting. I am not sure why but it was simply hard for me to believe I could make such creamy, yummy fluffy frosting.

Martha Stewart (if you don’t know already I am a huge fan) has helped me created my very own buttercream frosting and I am happy to say it is the easiest thing to do. No more icing in a can for me! This recipe is inspired by Martha’s Vanilla Buttercream Frosting recipe. I hope you enjoy it!

  • cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 6 to 8 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk– I use buttermilk but regular milk works just as fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon extract
  • lemon vest from one lemon

What You Do:

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. With mixer on low speed, add 6 cups sugar, milk, and vanilla; mix until light and fluffy. If necessary, gradually add remaining 2 cups sugar to reach desired consistency. Add the lemon extract, a little at a time and taste. I  love lemon so I use the whole amount but taste along the way.

  2. Remove paddle and mix with a spatula, be sure the get the sides and bottoms as well.
  3. Add the zest of 1 lemon

You can use this buttercream on your favorite cakes!

Stay Encouraged & Be Blessed!

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