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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.

Pumpkin Frosting on vanilla cupcakes

Pumpkin Frosting

This pumpkin frosting is different - in a good way. It's not the typical buttercream or a cream cheese frosting with a dash of pumpkin pie spice. No, it's honest-to-goodness pumpkin pie (minus the …

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tight shot of a cupcake frosted with Italian meringue buttercream frosting with several others behind it

Italian Meringue Buttercream Frosting

If you want a frosting that's light, pipes like a dream, and isn't too sweet, Italian meringue buttercream is for you! It's rich, buttery, and airy - and a favorite among many bakers around …

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

Perfect Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

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

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Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

With a lovely strawberry flavor and a naturally soft pink color, strawberry buttercream is perfect for piping on all sorts of desserts. I make mine with pureed fresh or frozen strawberries and a few …

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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

My cinnamon cream cheese frosting is wonderful on so many different desserts. The warmth of cinnamon makes even my favorite plain cream cheese frosting even more special. …

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Marshmallow Frosting in a mixing bowl

Fluffiest Marshmallow Frosting

Marshmallow frosting (also called meringue frosting) is easy to make, super fluffy, and perfect for cakes and cupcakes! You can spread or pipe it and, best of all, you can toast this frosting just …

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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 Three Ways

You can make dulce de leche (a sweet, addictive caramel-like sauce popular in Latin America) three different ways. Whether you prefer to use the stove, an electric pressure cooker, or a slow cooker, you …

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