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Ingredients

How to make it

  • mix the butter, lemon zest and vanilla together, making sure all the lumps are gone.
  • add the milk, and quickly cream it into the butter mixture.
  • by the 1/2 cup, mix in the sugar.
  • once the sugar is all in the bowl, cream on "high" for two minutes. (I use this time to clean up)
  • mix in lemon juice.
  • spread heartily on cupcakes, and enjoy!

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  • Debrad90101 1 year ago
    :( bummer, this came out way too thin. This would be fine as a glaze I guess.
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  • awesomebaker 1 year ago
    IT'S SO FLUFFY I'M GONNA DIE!!! (DESPICABLE ME)
    its really good and they do an awesome job on making it super yummy. THX!!! ;)
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    " It was excellent "
    foodie111 ate it and said...
    really light and fluffy, YUM!!! i added one less cup of icing sugar and a pinch of salt. i also put a teaspoon of lemon essence in. thanks 4 sharing the recipe
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    " It was good "
    VeggiePetsitter ate it and said...
    Too thin for me. It was a warm night, so that could have been part of it, but it was definitely un-pipe-able . I added enough more powdered sugar to get the consistency right and added a couple drops of lemon extract to balance the extra sweetness. I added a pinch of salt because I like the way it rounds out buttercreams (and my butter is unsalted so I can control how much salt is in my cooking). It was pretty good after that. 6 drops of yellow food coloring were prefect for a cheery and lemony, but not fake looking yellow.
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    " It was excellent "
    Butterfly220 ate it and said...
    Perfect lemon frosting!!!! YUMMMMM!
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    " It was excellent "
    jat75ab ate it and said...
    So so so so good! Perfect instructions and just delicious. Thank you.
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  • fionathompson 4 years ago
    made this last night to top a lemon cake i also got on here. i prefer to make my buttercream the same as manishaxray adding the milk after the sugar and it was so delicious this is my forever recipe thankyou
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  • manishaxray 5 years ago
    This is a really bad version of a basic lemon frosting. The components are all there, but the instructions on how to mix them together are completely off. When making frosting, one generally creams the butter and sugar together, then adds liquid to the desired consistency. This recipe has you do the opposite. Additionally, all the liquid should be added BEFORE doing the final high speed creaming step. Adding liquid after this ruins the consistency.
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    When lemon frosting is good, it's GREAT!! this one sounds like a winner!
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Sounds great! I love buttercream frosting and I love lemon so together, it has to be awesome!
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Thank you for this great post, I've been looking for a good lemon frosting. Sounds perfect, you have my 5
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  • krumkake 6 years ago
    This will be perfect for my lemon meltaway cookies - thanks for sharing it!
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