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Cupcake Frosting Recipes

Looking for recipes for cupcake frosting? Taste of Home has the best cupcake frosting recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

There's no better way to celebrate being together than with these fun-loving cupcakes. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan

Orange Date Cupcakes

Orange Date Cupcakes

Orange Date Cupcakes

The perfect pairing of oranges and dates is made even better with this silky smooth cream cheese frosting. For an added touch, decorate each cupcake with a jellied orange slice. —Lynn Hollingsworth, Ada, Oklahoma

Cookie Dough Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting

Cookie Dough Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting

Cookie Dough Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting

This creative recipe couldn't be easier — or more impressive! Made from a standard box mix, simply fold in cookie dough and then decorate with the unbeatable ganache frosting. What's not to love!? —Morgan Phillips, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Cherry Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Cherry Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Cherry Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Chocolate-covered coconut candy is tucked inside each of these morsels. The ganache frosting is complemented by coarse sugar and chocolate-covered cherries. —Sandy Ploy, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin

Heavenly Surprise Mini Cupcakes

Heavenly Surprise Mini Cupcakes

Heavenly Surprise Mini Cupcakes

“My grandmother was an accomplished baker, and this was one of the many special treats she liked to make. It's fun to bite into these dense chocolate cupcakes and discover a surprise inside.” —Jorun Meierding, Mankato, Minnesota

Sugar Ghost Cupcakes

Sugar Ghost Cupcakes

Sugar Ghost Cupcakes

I had 10 neighborhood kids stop by to help me make these cupcakes for a bake sale, though I have no doubt that most of the treats never made it that far! —Mysie Sabin, Franklin, Wisconsin

Chocolate-Mint Shamrock Cupcakes

Chocolate-Mint Shamrock Cupcakes

Chocolate-Mint Shamrock Cupcakes

Celebrate the luck of the Irish with these adorable St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes. The best part of the recipe is how impressive they look, but how easy they are to make! The festive decorations are the magic of melted candy and gold dust. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Box-of-Chocolates Cupcakes

Box-of-Chocolates Cupcakes

Box-of-Chocolates Cupcakes

Who wants a regular box of chocolates when you can have these decadent chocolate cupcakes? The different fillings prove that you never know what you're going to get! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cupcakes

Satisfy your chocolate craving with these cupcakes. The creamy frosting topped with chopped peanut butter cups is the best part. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes

Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes

Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes

These cupcakes are sure to dazzle guests, especially children who love the glittery frosting. Display a few on your table for an eye-catching, and delicious, centerpiece.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Peppermint Red Velvet Cupcakes

Peppermint Red Velvet Cupcakes

Peppermint Red Velvet Cupcakes

I dress up a boxed cake mix by stirring in sour cream, red food coloring and chocolate chips. A white chocolate and cream cheese frosting—sprinkled with crushed mints—is the crowning touch.—Donna Bardocz, Howell, Michigan
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