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.

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 …

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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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Healthy Frosting

Healthy Greek Yogurt Frosting

Greek yogurt frosting is refreshing and tasty without the addition of butter or cream cheese. Plus, it has far less sugar than many other frostings! It's tangy and just the right amount of sweet. …

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Cupcakes topped with peach whipped cream

Peach Whipped Cream

The peach flavor really comes through in this enhanced version of the classic whipped cream. It's a refreshing topping for any dessert or even when eaten all on its own! …

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Raspberry Buttercream

Raspberry Buttercream

Raspberry buttercream frosting has a fantastic raspberry flavor from fresh raspberries. It is also naturally the most beautiful shade of pink! I love it using it on so many different cakes and cupcakes - especially …

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Chocolate whipped cream on cupcake

Perfect Chocolate Whipped Cream

Chocolate whipped cream is SO easy to make and it goes well on just about anything - from cakes and cupcakes to pies and ice cream. Nothing beats its light, sweet, chocolaty flavor. Plus, …

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Peanut butter frosting on peanut butter cupcakes

Peanut Butter Frosting

Peanut butter frosting is made for peanut butter lovers. It's a buttercream made with three main ingredients (butter, peanut butter, and powdered sugar), and it pipes perfectly onto cupcakes and cakes like a classic buttercream …

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Lemon cream cheese frosting on a few cupcakes

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

This lemon cream cheese frosting is bursting with lemon flavor! It's not too sweet and has a nice tang from the cream cheese. I love it on my fresh lemon cupcakes! Lemon …

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Several cupcakes frosted with lemon buttercream frosting

Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Lemon buttercream frosting is so refreshing for summer! It's smooth and pipes really easily. I love it on lemon cupcakes, cakes, or even sandwiched between two cookies. The secret to perfect lemon …

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Hard and smooth caramel icing on a cupcake

Old Fashioned Caramel Icing

While you might have heard about shortcuts to making caramel icing, there is a reason that it's been made for generations using two spoons (one for the saucepan and one for the cast iron …

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Ganache dripping from a spoon

The Complete Guide to Chocolate Ganache

You can easily make amazing chocolate ganache using two ingredients - chocolate and heavy whipping cream. It takes five minutes to make using either a range or microwave, and goes so well with just …

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Cream cheese frosting

Perfect Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese frosting is a great alternative to other frostings. It's easy to make, smooth, creamy, and delicious, and it goes well on all kinds of cakes and cupcakes. …

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Chantilly cream in a glass

Simple Chantilly Cream

While Chantilly cream sounds fancy, it is so easy to make! It is just another name for whipped cream. You can whip up this recipe in minutes, and nothing beats its …

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Oreo cookies and cream frosting being piped onto a cupcake

Oreo Cookies and Cream Frosting

Using my easy Oreo frosting is like topping your cake or cupcakes (ideally Oreo cupcakes!) with cookies and cream cheesecake. This Oreo icing is made with cream cheese so it is super creamy and …

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