Lemon buttercream icing

Lemon buttercream icing


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About this recipe: This recipe makes enough icing to fill a 4 layer cake. Quantities can be easily doubled if you need it to ice 2 trays of buns.

amy Hampshire, England, UK

Serves: 16 

  • 500g icing sugar
  • 120g unsalted butter
  • 30ml fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. In large bowl, beat icing sugar, unsalted butter, lemon juice and lemon zest together until smooth. Beat in milk, then increase speed and continue to beat until light and fluffy.

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Reviews (9)


Wanted to make sure I didn't make it too sloppy - thank you for posting. If you want to really pile up the icing - do 1.5 or double! - 02 Sep 2012


Lovely flavours. Next time I wouldn't add the milk as the buttercream was a little soft but a hit with all the family . - 28 Mar 2015


Lovely icing, added yellow food colouring for really lemony colour, unfortunately the cupcakes I made was yuck!😭 but d icing was gorgeous! - 14 Jun 2015

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