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Lemon Orange Frosting

Rated as 4.12 out of 5 Stars

"Frosting for General Robert E. Lee Cake or use your own white or lemon cake recipes. Enough to cover the sides and top of a 4 - 9 inch layer cake."
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servings 174
Original recipe yields 20 servings (5 cups (approx.))


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

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 174 calories; 2.6 39 0.4 16 17 Full nutrition

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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 o...

it was just okay. I had to add A LOT of lemon juice to give it any flavor besides confectioner's sugar.

I love this recipe, and I always use it with yellow cake.

This recipe is awesome! I always use it with our orange peel cookies!

Loved it! I made the recipe as it except I left out the lemon peel and orange peel. I used Earth Balance butter since my son is allergic to dairy. I added one tablespoon more of the orange jui...