Orange Buttercream Recipe

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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


Step 1
Add the softened butter and orange zest into the bowl of your mixer and fluff on medium speed for about one minute using the paddle attachment.
Step 2
Slowly add the powdered sugar in two or three installments, scraping down the sides of the bowl in between additions.
Step 3
Add in the heavy cream and orange juice and mix in on low speed (to avoid a big splash out).
Step 4
Once the liquids are incorporated into the frosting, whip on high speed for around 2 1/2 minutes. The frosting should be light, fluffy, and smell incredible.
Step 5
Sprinkle over the salt and whip on high for another 30 seconds or so.
Step 6
Pile onto your favorite flavor cake or pipe onto cupcakes to take them out of this world!
Step 7
These are vanilla funfetti cupcakes (Halloween actually) and the orange flavor was such a great compliment to the vanilla!
Step 8
The only problem with this is peeling the liner off fast enough!