Orange Buttercream Frosting
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 10 min.
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice
- In a small bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, orange zest and vanilla. Add enough orange juice to achieve frosting consistency.
Nutrition Facts1 tablespoon: 85 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
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Nov 9, 2018
This was delicious! I used it for the filling between layers of a dark chocolate cake that I iced using Mocha buttercream. Delicious chocolate/orange combination. However for the orange juice in the recipe, I used just the juice of the cuties I zested, and not bottled orange juice that has additional sugar. Try it!
Nov 9, 2016
Nice frosting. I used Orange Extract instead of the vanilla. I put it on a Red Velvet Cake (without the red dye, it doesn't add any flavor and who needs the chemical dye) because chocolate cake and orange go together!
Apr 11, 2015
Great frosting!! I put it on lemon cake, it added a nice citrus flavor!
Sep 24, 2013
Great easy to use site. Receipts are yummy
Apr 6, 2013
I tried 3 different orange frosting recipes, Everyone choose this one (freshest taste, most orange flavor)! I did add more orange juice, and it doesn't make enough for 1 cake... be sure to double it :)
Jan 19, 2013
Delicious! I left out the orange zest and added a teaspoon of orange juice and a full teaspoon of vanilla.
Jan 9, 2013
I found this frosting to be sickeningly sweet. It was not a good match for the stellar Golden Orange Cupcakes. I doubled the recipe because the Golden Orange Cupcakes recipe yielded 48 mini cupcakes, and I knew I'd need more than 1 cup of frosting. Just way too sweet.
May 28, 2012
This was excellent. My 9 year old favored this over chocolate frosting we had made earlier.
Feb 5, 2012
Delicious! Frosted Cranberry-orange muffins and sold for $1 each for a fundraiser. Sold out in 1 hour!