Frostings

I have so many fabulous frosting recipes on this site! Some frostings are perfected classics like my vanilla buttercream frosting and my chocolate cream cheese frosting, while others are way more creative (like cookie dough frosting and strawberry whipped cream).

While all of my frostings are in this category, I recommend you look at my comprehensive post on frosting recipes to get more detailed information about frostings, explore the different types of buttercream frostings, meringue-based frostings, whipped cream frostings, and to learn about the differences between frostings and icings.

All of the frostings you see here work equally well as cupcake frostings or cake frostings.

A group of cupcakes on white topped with strawberry cream cheese frosting topped with a fresh strawberry

Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

If you love strawberries, you'll love this strawberry cream cheese frosting. It has a thick creamy texture and is perfect for piping on cakes and cupcakes! While I love using strawberries in buttercream or …

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Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Strawberry buttercream frosting has a lovely light strawberry flavor and a natural soft pink color. It's made with fresh berries and is perfect for piping on cakes or cupcakes. This frosting comes …

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White Chocolate buttercream

White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This white chocolate buttercream frosting is fluffy, creamy, and the perfect consistency for piping. It's made with white chocolate chips and comes together so easily! The frosting is made similarly to …

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condensed milk frosting

Condensed Milk Buttercream (Russian Buttercream)

Condensed milk buttercream, also called Russian buttercream, is made with only two ingredients: butter and sweetened condensed milk. It is light, silky, fluffy, incredibly delicious, and pipes beautifully. Most importantly for any home, hobby, or …

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Cream Cheese Frosting in a piping bag near some cupcakes

The Best Cupcake Frosting Recipes

A cupcake isn't a cupcake without frosting! Once you learn how to make homemade frosting, you'll see just how good it can be. Plus, depending on the recipe, it can be so easy to make! …

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Chocolate buttercream

Chocolate Buttercream

This amazing chocolate buttercream is rich, decadent, and SO chocolaty! Plus, it's easy to make and requires only a few ingredients. Chocolate buttercream frosting is the chocolate version of my famous vanilla frosting. And, …

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Orange frosting on vanilla cupcakes

Orange Buttercream Frosting – Sweet and Tangy

This orange frosting is sweet and tangy. It's an easy buttercream recipe with a bold orange flavor from fresh orange zest. How to Make Orange Frosting I've tried making orange frosting using orange …

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Cupcake topped with sour cream frosting

Sour Cream Frosting – Tangy and Sweet Buttercream

Sour cream frosting adds a delicious tangy note to the classic sweetness of buttercream frosting. This sour cream frosting won't taste like sour cream, but people will notice its wonderful bright flavor when paired with …

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Chocolate Mousse Frosting

Chocolate Mousse Frosting – Dark, Decadent, and Creamy

Chocolate mousse frosting is the ultimate in decadence. Chocolate mousse frosting is rich, smooth, and creamy - essentially chocolate mousse piped on top of your cupcakes. If you plan to try one new frosting this …

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cinnamon cream cheese frosting on a cupcake

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Cinnamon cream cheese frosting is wonderful on so many different cakes and cupcakes. Cream cheese frosting in general is a favorite around here, but the warmth of cinnamon makes it even more special. …

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Marshmallow Frosting in a mixing bowl

Fluffiest Marshmallow Frosting

Marshmallow frosting is easy to make, super fluffy, and perfect for cakes and cupcakes! You can spread or pipe marshmallow frosting and, best of all, you can toast this frosting just like you would a …

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Caramel Frosting on a Cupcake

Caramel Buttercream Frosting

Caramel buttercream is a must-try for all caramel lovers! Don't be confused by the glorious drizzle of caramel in the photo below; this frosting itself is created using caramel and you make it similarly to …

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Dulce de leche dripping off of a spoon

Dulce de Leche Recipe (Stovetop and Slow Cooker/Instant Pot)

Dulce de leche is a sweet, addictive caramel-like sauce popular in Latin America. It's amazing on toast, as a sweetener, or as a frosting for cakes. You can make dulce de leche three different …

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Healthy Frosting

Healthy Greek Yogurt Frosting

Greek yogurt frosting is a healthier alternative to buttercream or cream cheese frosting. It's also refreshing and tasty! Greek yogurt frosting has a yogurt tang, but like many of the flavors …

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Cupcakes topped with peach whipped cream

Peach Whipped Cream

This amazing peach whipped cream is made with fresh peaches and heavy whipped cream! The peach flavor really comes through. It's a refreshing topping for any dessert or even when eaten all on its own! …

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