Orange Buttercream Frosting

Preparation info
  • Makes

    4 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

  • About

Originally, I made this delicious, fluffy, and creamy frosting for my Tangelo Orange Cake with Blueberries, but I soon discovered that it’s also a perfect topping for plain pound cake, angel food cake, and chocolate cake. It’s vegan and delicious, so you might want to use it for a vegan cake, too.


  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest, from about 1 orange
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed


  1. Measure the orange zest and the orange juice into a small pot. Set the pot on the stove over medium heat. Cook at a low boil for about 15 minutes, occasionally moving the pot in a circular motion, until the juice reduces to about cup and has a syrupy consistency.
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