Orange Buttercream Frosting
This orange buttercream frosting is sweet fluffy perfection!
It’s actually close to Halloween, so of course we decided to have a Halloween cupcake party! I opted for boxed cake mix (which were actually yummy… it’d been awhile since I’d made a straight from mix cake, and both flavors were pretty damn tasty). It may sound like a cop out, but I can assure you that I only did it so that I could focus on the really important things… the frostings! I made a traditional buttercream, a Chocolate Buttercream, and the orange of course.
The orange frosting was by far my favorite. It was fantastic on both the vanilla and the chocolate cupcakes. That being said, I can only imagine how fabulous it would taste on an orange or lemon cake! The great thing about this frosting (well apart from the light citrus flavor and fluffy texture) is that it is an absolute cinch to make. If you have the forethought to soften butter and buy two oranges, then you’re halfway there!
I love this.
It’s officially my new favorite thing (besides my kids of course).
Make this today even if you don’t have a cake to put it on… or maybe tomorrow if you need to buy oranges.
Orange Buttercream Recipe
- 1 1/2 stick softened unsalted butter (3/4 cup)
- 1 1/2 tablespoon orange zest (the zest of two oranges)
- 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
- 1 pinch fine salt
Here are some Halloween cupcakes with this yummy Orange Buttercream!
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