Frosting Recipes

Take your cakes and cookies to the next level with our frosting recipes, including our famous vanilla buttercream. You’ll find royal icing recipes and how-to’s here, too.

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    How to Make Buttercream White

    Skip the slightly yellow frosting and learn how to make buttercream white—and we mean a vibrant, bright white!

    Cupcake Frosting

    20 reviews

    Simple vanilla frosting is a great topper for any cupcake. I frosted 300 cupcakes with this recipe for my wedding...

    Air-Fryer Mocha Cupcakes

    These luscious air-fryer cupcakes smell wonderful while they cook. If you have the drawer-type air fryer, you'll need to use...

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    Peppermint Schnapps Hot Cocoa Snowflakes

    Mint and chocolate are perfect partners in these cutout cookies! —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

    Frosting vs. Icing: What’s the Difference?

    If you want your cakes and cookies to look and taste their best, know the difference between frosting vs. icing.

    11 Secret Tricks Grandma Never Skipped When Making Frosting

    Want fluffy frosting for a homemade cake? Try Grandma's timeless techniques that've been passed down generations.

    Our Guide to How to Make Store-Bought Frosting Better

    Don't have time to make frosting from scratch? We share several different ways how to make store-bought frosting better.

    Halloween Witch Cake

    If you're looking for an extra-special dessert to serve for Halloween, this witch cake will delight all the ghouls and...

    Layered Princess Cake

    This magical princess cake will make any party feel special. Whether you're having a birthday party, princess party or baby...

    39 Homemade Frosting Recipes to Top Any Dessert

    Nothing compares to homemade frosting! Find all the best frosting recipes in this collection, including buttercream, chocolate, cream cheese and...

    French Buttercream

    1 review

    French buttercream has a custard-like texture and is great if you're going to be piping shapes or decorations. —Taste of...

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    Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

    2 reviews

    These indulgent vegan chocolate cupcakes have no butter, eggs or dairy milk, but you'd never guess it. This recipe is...

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    Jelly Donut Cake

    5 reviews

    Cake. Doughnuts. Now you don't have to choose between the two. Impress your family with this easy jelly-filled cake. Try...

    Margarita Cake

    4 reviews

    This margarita cake is perfect for a picnic on a warm day. You'll be surprised at how closely it tastes...

    Peanut Butter Whipped Cream Frosting

    A luscious peanut butter whipped cream frosting is just a few ingredients away. Try it piped over your favorite chocolate...

    Mint Swirl Fudge Cake

    1 review

    Mint pairs with a silky, mild chocolate flavor for this colorful, beautiful cake that will be the talk of the...

    Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

    5 reviews

    A healthy hint of cinnamon gives this chocolate cake an extra step up over the expected sheet cake. Its sweet...

    Lemon Blueberry Whoopie Pies

    8 reviews

    These whoopie pies are soft, cakey cookies studded with tart, juicy blueberries and filled with tangy cream cheese frosting. I...

    How to Make Easy Strawberry Frosting

    Paired with lemon cupcakes or chocolate brownies, strawberry frosting is a delicious companion to your favorite baked goods. Here's an...

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    Easter Lamb Cake

    7 reviews

    My grandmother started the tradition of making this molded Easter lamb cake when I was little. We continue to make...

    11 Types of Frosting All Bakers Need to Know

    There's a whole world of tasty frosting beyond the canned stuff. Learn how to make all the best types of...

    Carrot Spice Thumbprint Cookies

    7 reviews

    Carrot cake is a family favorite, and these delicious cookies with shredded carrots, dried cranberries, toasted walnuts, cinnamon and cloves...

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    Apple Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream

    21 reviews

    These apple pie cupcakes are always a hit! They are so easy to make and the flavor just screams fall....

    Copycat Berger Cookies

    3 reviews

    After a friend who had recently traveled to Baltimore sent me a package of Berger cookies, I was hooked. They...

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    French Macarons

    6 reviews

    Even decorated simply—a sprinkle of sugar, a drizzle of icing—these stylish beauties are part of our creative Christmas cookies...

    Summertime Fun Cookies

    2 reviews

    Use this basic sugar cookie recipe to make the perfect poolside treat. Kids (and adults) won't be able to get...

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    Pumpkin Pecan Whoopie Pies

    2 reviews

    These whoopie pies are chock-full of pumpkin flavor—a perfect treat for fall! For a finishing touch, I like to roll...

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    This Is the Only Buttercream Recipe You’ll Ever Need

    Channel your inner pastry artist with this quick tutorial on how to make buttercream frosting. A few ingredients are all...

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    Reindeer Cake

    1 review

    Whether you turn this cake into a reindeer or decorate it with your own creative vision, it’s a three-layer stunner...

    25 Cream Cheese Frosting Desserts

    You already know that carrot cake and red velvet cake pretty much demand a rich, delicious cream cheese frosting. But...