Made this to go with my Mtn Dew Cake recipe. This yields enough to cover and fill a 9″ cake. Will crust and is perfect for using under fondant.


Amount Ingredient
1 cup butter, unsalted and room temperature
1/2 cup crisco (shortening)
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
3/4 teaspoon real orange extract
1 teaspoon real lemon extract
2 teaspoons Mountain Dew soda pop
2 Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 – 2 lbs powdered sugar (3/4 bag)


In stand mixer, cream butter with crisco till smooth. Next add in extracts, zests, Mountain Dew, and condensed milk. Beat till creamy on med/high speed. Reduce speed to lowest setting (place clean dish towel over mixer – keeps sugar dust from getting all over everything). Slowly add in powered sugar, approx 1c at a time, beating till mixed. Use approx. 3/4 full of the 2lb bag. Can add more powered sugar if desired. This makes a nice spreadable frosting, perfect for filling and piping. Store any left over frosting in refrigerator. Bring to room temperature and stir to re-fluff.


Fafydantas Says... 18 May 2012 , 8:24am

Seria possível postar umas fotos do passo-a-passo? Obrigada.

BlueBerryBaker Says... 18 May 2012 , 11:22am

_ Fafydantas ; Desculpe, eu não tirar fotos da geada / processo. Mas, eu vou fazer isso de novo e, em seguida, postar fotos (passo-a-passo) instruções. (used Google Translate) Sorry, I didn't take photos of the frosting/process. But, I'll make this again and then post photos (step-by-step) instructions.

sylviacakes Says... 19 May 2012 , 8:00am

What flavor cake would this frosting be suitable for?

mrboop Says... 19 May 2012 , 6:43pm

Have you posted the recipe for cake?

BlueBerryBaker Says... 20 May 2012 , 9:11pm

-sylviacakes: I used this with my revised Mtn Dew Cake recipe. (which I'd will add more lemon flavoring next time) However, If you were to used a Lemon Cake recipe and add in the extra flavorings/zest etc., it should work great. If you try it out -let me know!

-mrboop: I posted the recipe for the cake "Mtn Dew- Mountain Dew cake-revised" But, after baking the flavor did tend to bake out a bit, so I'll be adjusting it one more time to see if I can keep the citrus flavor intact. Perhaps using LorAnn Lemon Emulsion instead of regular Lemon Extract (real) will solve that.

sakthisarah Says... 31 May 2012 , 5:09am


jdhoneyman0530 Says... 1 Jun 2012 , 4:19am

I made the mountain dew cake and frosting it turned out great. Instead of lemon extract I squeezed one lemon for each and the flavored turned out fabulous!

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