Recipe: Orange Frosting


Makes frosting for about 2 dozen cupcakes

  • 1 1/4 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons reduced* orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

Beat the butter until smooth and add the vanilla extract.

Slowly add the powdered sugar, then the orange juice and zest.

Add a little milk if frosting is too thick or not smooth. Add more powdered sugar if the frosting is too thick.

*Start with 1/2 cup fresh orange juice and simmer until reduced by half. This will give you enough to make this frosting and my orange cupcakes. (You could also probably use thawed concentrate.)