Orange Buttercream Frosting

"Simple, buttercream frosting made with orange juice for a tangy twist! Goes wonderfully on lemon cake, or over vanilla or pound cake. Even unusually good on chocolate cake! Thicker than a glaze, but not as stiff as store bought frostings. You can expect it to spread a little when you apply it, but don't worry, in a few moments it will be set in place. Glossy, elegant, and delicious!"
photo by Marsha D. photo by Marsha D.
photo by Marsha D.
Ready In:
1 cake




  • Blend all ingredients together in a bowl until smooth. To thin, add more juice, to thicken, add more sugar.
  • Add a dash of orange zest or fresh grated peel, if desired.

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  1. Marsha D.
    Good frosting! I used this on Recipe #247635 and both were excellent together. I used alittle orange zest and a drop of orange extract to give more of a orange taste. It did harden really well after cooling. Perfect on this cake. My friends loved it :) Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!
  2. Diane R
    This has a tasty strong orange flavor that was perfect for our vanilla orange cupcakes! We don't like frosting TOO sweet, so I used 1/2 cream cheese and 1/2 butter. The cream cheese tempered the sweetness without overtaking the flavor. Thanks Hybrid!


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