Best Buttercream Ever!

A few weeks ago, I was in a serious cupcake mood.

Since then, I've completed some cupcake orders. honor of the recent orders, I want to share my absolute favorite icing recipe with you!!!

Lemon Vanilla Buttercream:
2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract (I use Madagascar Vanilla)
4 cups confectioners' sugar
3 Tbs milk
1 whole lemon

How to:
1. In a bowl, cream butter for 5 minutes with mixer.
2. Add vanilla.
3. Gradually add sugar one cup at a time.
4. Beat after each cup of sugar is added.
5. Add milk, lemon juice and lemon zest.
6. Beat at medium speed for 5 minutes until light & fluffy.

** This recipe originated from Magnolia Bakery. The original recipe has been altered.

This icing is honestly divine. It is light and fresh and can be added to almost any cupcake. It is an excellent decorating icing too! You can also alter it by omitting the lemon and adding any flavor (cocoa powder, strawberry, orange zest, almond extract etc)!

Sweet Day!