A couple months ago I tried this delicious lemon cake, the frosting was so light and fluffy, the cake was moist and and I can’t believe that I am admitting this…I ate 2 big pieces! I just love cake! Especially layered cakes, wedding cakes, birthday cakes….I just love any cake really!
Now I was on a quest to find the perfect lemon cake recipe! Well I tried a couple of times, and failed! Well it tasted fine, but I wasn’t crazy about the texture, I like moist and soft light cakes, not dense or dry cakes. So till I come up with that perfect recipe, were gonna have to make do with the frosting!
Usually my buttercream is a bit on the thicker side, so I had to think fluffy! Not the whipped cream kind of fluffy either, a different kind of fluffy! Like a light buttercream…the kind you can just eat from the spoon like a dessert! Ok you got me I am a frosting freak!
OK so as far as I can remember my mom would add instant pudding to just about everything she baked! She used to say it makes everything moist and soft! So it got me thinking…maybe I should add some pudding to the icing! I did…and…it turned out A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
This was like the best buttercream frosting I ever made! It was fluffy, soft and so delicious!
You can use salted or unsalted butter for this recipe!
As for the milk I didn’t measure it, I just poured it over till I was satisfied with the texture, I would say about 1/3 – 1/2 cup in all.
You can add a splash of lemon juice in there as well!
You can make this frosting with with any pudding flavour you desire, chocolate, vanilla, oh pistachio…that sounds so good!
What you will need for lemon frosting:
- 1/2 PKG Lemon Instant Pudding
- 3 cups Icing Sugar (powdered sugar)
- 1 Stick Softened Butter
- 1 TSP Lemon Zest
- Milk or Cream (approx 1/3 – 1/2 cup)
Whisk butter in mixing bowl till light and creamy. Add in 1/2 pkg of pudding mix, and 3 cups of icing sugar and lemon zest.
Pour in the cream or milk lightly, beat and continue to pour milk in slowly until desired texture.
Frosting is ready to spread over your cupcakes or cake! Enjoy:)
Makes enough frosting for 24 cupcakes.