5 from 3 votes
Lemon Buttercream Frosting
Lemon Buttercream Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Lemony buttercream

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttercream, buttercream frosting with lemon, lemon buttercream, lemon buttercream frosting
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 283 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 2-4 Tablespoons lemon juice fresh squeezed
  1. Place butter in bowl of a stand mixer. Mix until soft and creamy. 

  2. Mix in lemon zest. 

  3. Mix powdered sugar into buttercream one cup at a time. 

  4. Mix in lemon juice 1 tablespoon at a time. 

Recipe Notes

Keep leftover frosting covered in fridge for up to a week. Bring to room temperature and stir before using.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Buttercream Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 135mg 6%
Potassium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Sugars 37g
Vitamin A 9.5%
Vitamin C 2.7%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 0.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.