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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      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.

      Cupcake Frosting

      20 reviews

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


      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...


      38 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...

      The Easy Chocolate Frosting Recipe You Need to Know

      What could be better than a freshly baked cake topped with rich, creamy frosting? This easy chocolate frosting recipe works...


      How to Make Creme Fraiche Frosting (the Best Frosting You Haven’t Tried Yet)

      If Goldilocks was looking for just the right frosting, she would choose crème fraiche frosting. It’s not too sweet, not...

      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...


      Old-Fashioned Ermine Frosting

      Ermine frosting brings back memories of being in the kitchen with my grandmother. This old-timey frosting was her go-to for...


      German Buttercream

      This German buttercream frosting is super silky and buttery. It's pleasantly sweet, but not overly sweet like some American buttercreams...


      BB-8 Cake

      This BB-8 cake is easy to assemble and decorate. A cake mix gives you a jump-start so you can spend...

      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...


      Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes

      1 review

      Decorate these simple gluten-free vanilla cupcakes for any special occasion or holiday. Since the frosting recipe includes cream cheese, be...


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      Oreo Cupcakes with Cookies and Cream Frosting

      5 reviews

      Kids and adults alike will find these Oreo cupcakes irresistible. If you want to pipe the frosting, be sure to...


      Blackberry Buttercream

      1 review

      Juicy blackberry buttercream frosting has a stunning color and sophisticated flavor. This frosting works especially well on rich, decadent chocolate...


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      Best Vanilla Buttercream

      3 reviews

      Why is this recipe crowned the best vanilla buttercream frosting? With its powerfully decadent vanilla bean flavor and delightfully creamy...

      Raspberry Moscow Mule Cake

      5 reviews

      This Moscow mule cake is my favorite cake I've ever made from scratch. It's so moist and flavorful, and it...


      Jelly Donut Cake

      4 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

      3 reviews

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


      Peanut Butter Bundt Cake

      8 reviews

      This peanut butter Bundt cake with frosting is heavenly to me. I use smooth peanut butter, but crunchy would work,...


      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...


      Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting

      2 reviews

      This simple peanut butter buttercream frosting makes enough to frost a three- or four-layer cake. For peanut butter-lovers, this is...


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      Frozen Snowflake Gingerbread Cookies

      These snowflake cookies will melt in your mouth as soon as they hit your tongue. Experiment with your favorite colors...


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      Stamped Cutout Cookies

      Rich, buttery sugar cookie cutouts like these never last long at a party. They're one of my favorite homemade Christmas...

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      Vanilla-Glazed Ginger Scones

      1 review

      Gingerbread is a flavor that works with all sorts of delicious holiday baked goods. To glaze these ginger scones, just...


      Strawberry Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting

      2 reviews

      Fresh strawberries are full of water, so they have a tendency to weigh down cake batters and make soggy cakes....


      Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes

      9 reviews

      My granddaughter Sydney has acquired a love of baking. While I was visiting her in Tampa, we made these light,...


      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...


      Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies

      7 reviews

      I recently found this old family recipe in my mom’s kitchen. I made a few adjustments to streamline the process,...


      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...