Orange Buttercream (Orange Cream Cheese Frosting)
5 from 3 votes

Orange Frosting Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Quick and easy orange frosting recipe, made with simple ingredients and perfect for Summer desserts. It's fluffy, creamy, tastes great on cakes, cupcakes, cookies. Variations like orange cream cheese frosting also included.

Servings: 4 Cups
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttercream, frosting, orange icing
Calories: 4584 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • cup Butter Unsalted
  • ½ cup Shortening
  • 2 tbsp Orange zest
  • 1 tsp Orange extract Or orange emulsion oil
  • 4 cups Sugar Powdered
  • ¼ cup Orange juice
  • Orange gel coloring


  1. Cream butter and shortening in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add orange extract, orange zest and mix again.

  3. Start mixing sugar (1 cup at a time), alternating with some orange juice until frosting becomes light and fluffy.

  4. Mix in orange gel coloring. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Orange Frosting Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4584 Calories from Fat 1467
% Daily Value*
Fat 163g251%
Saturated Fat 64g320%
Cholesterol 162mg54%
Sodium 553mg23%
Potassium 124mg4%
Carbohydrates 809g270%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 803g892%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 2065IU41%
Vitamin C 47.4mg57%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.