Orange Honey Buttercream

Great as a buttercream alternative to Fluffy Orange Honey Frosting for Earl Grey cupcakes!


  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 drops orange oil
  • pinch of salt optional; only if using unsalted butter


  1. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and honey until smooth, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add powdered sugar ½ cup at a time, scraping the bowl as you go.
  3. Add salt if using, continue mixing until fully combined.
  4. Add orange oil 1 drop at a time, mixing thoroughly, until desired taste is reached. A drop goes a very long way!