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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Lemon Sweetened Condensed Milk Buttercream

This frosting is the perfect combination of rich, fluffy and bright. It has a lovely lemon flavor without being too much and the sweetened condensed milk adds that little something special you can't quite put your finger on!


    I'm sorry. I really am. I made this frosting and then held out on sharing the recipe until today. I was tempted to run to the computer and share it with you the moment I took the first lick of the spatula.

    No, I'm not 10.

    Yes, I still lick the spatula.

    Well, I at least try to sneak a taste before Little Dude dives in to finish it off!


     I'm also a little sorry (not sorry!) for being a bit of a broken record and sharing so many sweetened condensed milk frosting recipes. Maybe it's a summer fling and I'll move on once school is back in session, but don't count on it!


     While the cooked versions I have been sharing this summer have been delicious, Iwanted something fluffier for my lemon frosting. After all, it was my longing for lemon frosting that drove me to make the lemon velvet cake, so the frosting had to be just right.

      So I went back to my first attempt at sweetened condensed milk frosting and tweaked the sweetened condensed milk buttercream. I knew it would give me that perfect balance of fluffy and rich and the lemon was so great in it. It was definitely love at first lick!

     Don't worry if you've been loving the cooked versions though. I already have big plans using the creamy caramel sweetened condensed milk frosting this fall and the fudgy sweetened condensed milk icing is so easy that it is sure to reappear next time the chocolate cravings hit!


      In the meantime, let's soak up these last little bits of summer and enjoy this fresh citrus pop of flavor. There will be plenty of tume to drool over chocolate and caramel later!
 


Yield: Enough frosting for a layer cake or 9x13" cake

Lemon Sweetened Condensed Milk Buttercream

This frosting is the perfect combination of rich, fluffy and bright. It has a lovely lemon flavor without being too much and the sweetened condensed milk adds that little something special you can't quite put your finger on!
prep time: 10 MINScook time: total time: 10 mins

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 4-5 T sweetened condensed milk
  • zest of 1 lemon

INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Beat butter until light and creamy.
  2. Slowly add powdered sugar and lemon extract until combined.
  3. Add sweetened condensed milk a tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
  4. Adjust with a bit more sweetened condensed milk or powdered sugar until you have your desired thickness.
  5. Stir in fresh lemon zest and frost cooled cake.
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Shared at the Weekend Potluck

28 comments:

  1. Oh Carlee, you had me at Lemon but then go and add the sweetened condensed milk and I am like "Whoa"...BEST Buttercream frosting ever!!!!!

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    1. It is definitely up there! Thanks, Andrea!

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  2. Haha! I still lick the spatula too :). It's one of the perks of being a baker! LOVING the sound of this frosting!

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    1. It's one of the best parts! Besides, you have to make sure it's good before you feed it to others!

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  3. Yum! Even though I'm a cake gal, I do appreciate a good frosting. Now I'm thinking of all of the cake possibilities to go with.

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    1. Now you got me thinking too. Blackberry (or blueberry) cake with lemon frosting. That would be fun to try too.

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    2. Oooooh, a berry cake would be fun!!

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  4. Thank you for sharing this wonderful Lemon Frosting recipe. I was kind of waiting for it. That cake was just sitting there waiting for some wonderful frosting!

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  5. That sounds like a perfectly buttery creamy frosting! With the goodness of lemon! Yummy!

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    1. Thanks Deepika! It was so smooth and delicious!

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  6. Yum!! Thanks for linking up at Friday Frenzy Link Party!! XOXO :) PINNED!!!

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  7. I was going to say I've never made a sweetened condensed frosting recipe, but I do make brownies with one! But need to try your lemon version, too!

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    1. I think it adds that little something extra. I'll have to check out your brownies!

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  8. I'll have to try the frosting! It looks so good!

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  9. Oh my Carlee,
    I can almost taste it, this looks so good. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. It is worth making, that is for sure! The lemon zest really gives it that little citrus kick.

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  10. OMG!!! This is not good for me because I am on diet but I want it desperately!!! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration Link Party :)

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    1. Save it for your next cheat day and do it up right!

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  11. Perfect for your lovely homemade cake!! I love it.

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  12. And just like that, you have me craving lemon!

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