This creamy and fluffy lemon frosting is a great alternative to sweet buttercream frosting. Add an extra tablespoon of lemon juice if you want an even more lemony flavor.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
chill:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
frosting for a 2 layer cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Chill a bowl and beaters (or a whisk attachment for a stand mixer) in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

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  • Add the heavy whipping cream to the chilled bowl and beat on medium-high speed until frothy and soft peaks form.

  • Reduce speed to medium and gradually add the confectioners' sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest while beating. Continue beating until smooth, thick, and stiff peaks form. Use immediately.

Nutrition Facts

177 calories; fat 14.7g; cholesterol 54.3mg; sodium 15.2mg; carbohydrates 11.4g; protein 0.8g. Full Nutrition
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