Lemon Buttercream

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by swirlycinnacakes

Great for frosting cupcakes

Top Review by wannabe_housewife_j

i had to use a mix of icing sugar and caster sugar which gave it a more gritty texture, but had i used confectioners sugar im sure it would have been perfect. also substituted lemon extract for vanilla extract and added a couple of tablespoons of cream cheese for a bit of creamy tang. Overall, a good base recipe

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, cream the shortening and margarine until well combined. Add the sugar in 1/2 cup additions. After each addition add a splash of lemon juice and beat well with a handheld mixer. Add vanilla and beat for another 3-5 minutes until smooth, creamy and fluffy.

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