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Orange Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Our Test Kitchen gave simple buttercream frosting a tangy twist by adding a splash of orange juice. It goes wonderfully on orange cupcakes or over white, yellow or chocolate cake.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:16 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice


  • 1. In a small bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, orange peel and vanilla. Add enough orange juice to achieve frosting consistency. Yield: 1 cup.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 tablespoon) equals 85 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 29 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.