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Catholic Recipe: Orange or Lemon Frosting


  • 1/4 cup orange or lemon juice, heated
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • Confectioners' sugar, as needed
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange or lemon peel
  • Candied cherries, citron, pineapple, as desired
  • Election Cake (see recipe)


Prep Time: 20 minutes

Difficulty: •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:11+

Origin: United States


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This frosting accompanies the Election Cake.


Add sifted sugar to liquids until of right consistency to spread. Beat until light and fluffy. Add peel, mix thoroughly. Spread thickly over top and sides of cake and decorate with fruits. Frost the election cake (see recipe).

Recipe Source: Feast-Day Cakes from Many Lands by Dorothy Gladys Spicer, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1960