Luscious Lemon Frosting

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Luscious Lemon Cake
Photo: Jennifer Davick
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 cups


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 1 (32-oz.) package powdered sugar

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons half-and-half (optional)


  1. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; stir in lemon zest and juice. (Mixture will appear curdled.) Gradually add sugar; beat at high speed 4 minutes or until spreading consistency. Gradually beat in up to 2 Tbsp. half-and-half, if necessary, for desired consistency.

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