Help! Best Lemon Buttercream Recipe??? (No Crisco)

Baking By greengyrl26 Updated 31 Dec 2009 , 8:29pm by LaBellaFlor

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greengyrl26 Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 7:36pm
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I need to make a lemon cake with lemon buttercream (or something like that), covered in fondant. Oddly, even though lemon is my FAVORITE flavor...I don't have a recipe for this. I typically make a lemon bundt cake & cover it in a lemon glaze.

I don't typically use shortening in my frostings either...just don't like the feeling it leaves in my mouth. So I'm looking for something that's only butter, not Crisco. Do you have a tried & true recipe you use for lemon frosting/icing/buttercream?

I've looked around and found a few recipes, but I'd rather hear from my fellow cakers. What have you already tried & liked or even better...loved???

Thanks so much in advance!

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LeanneW Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 7:56pm
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I love Italian meringue buttercream with some lemon curd mixed in and some fresh lemon zest, just add the curd until you like the flavor.

you could use lemon curd in whatever kind of buttercream you like but in the IMBC it is nice and tart.

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LaBellaFlor Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 8:29pm
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I'm with the above. SMBC/IMBC with lemon curd added. Very nice lemon taste and texture. I do skip the zest though.

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