Orange and lemon buttercream icing

    15 min

    Fresh oranges, orange juice and lemon juice are blended with butter and icing sugar to make this tangy icing that's lovely on citrus cakes. This recipe makes enough icing to cover the sides and top of a 23cm cake.

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    Serves: 20 

    • 50g butter, softened
    • 700g icing sugar, or as needed
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 3 tablespoons orange juice
    • zest from 1 lemon
    • zest from 2 oranges

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Beat the butter until it has the appearance of thick cream. Stir in icing sugar, a little at a time, and continue working until mixture is very smooth. Beat in egg yolk and lemon juice, then stir in enough orange juice to make a spreadable icing. Add grated rind of 1 lemon and 2 grated oranges. Spread on sides and top of cake.

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    I loved this frosting its pretty good but I only give it 4 satrs because The 6 cups of confectioners sugar are way of, I dont know how 6 cups could be the recipe I only used 2 cups and it came out perfect and quite sweet already! You can also add food coloring to eat anda decorate your cakes!  -  12 Sep 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    it was just okay. I had to add A LOT of lemon juice to give it any flavor besides confectioner's sugar.  -  05 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I love this recipe, and I always use it with yellow cake.  -  23 Dec 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)