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My Top Ten Frostings

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Top Ten Frostings You'll Love

These are some of the very best cupcake frostings out there!

Before I started Cupcake Project, I would have told you that I didn’t like frosting. I’ve now learned that what I don’t like is super sugary sweet, artificially-colored, Crisco-based grocery store birthday cake frosting. The frostings on this list are all frostings that I can eat by the spoonful, and with the exception of number 7, they are all really easy to make. Enjoy!


1. Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

This is the frosting that I would request every year for my birthday cake as a kid. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll see why.

2.  Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting


vanilla bean frosting | cupcake project

Vanilla bean buttercream tastes just like melted vanilla ice cream. It’s the best buttercream frosting you will ever have.

3. Brown Sugar Frosting

Brown Sugar Frosting

Brown sugar frosting is the perfect match for any Fall cupcake flavor. Try it with both light and dark brown sugar for slightly different flavors.

4. Cookie Dough Frosting


cookie dough frosting

Topping a cupcake with cookie dough? Yes, please! This recipe is egg-free so you don’t need to worry about salmonella.

5. Dulce De Leche


Dulce de Leche

Leave a can of sweetened condensed milk in a crock pot, wait eight hours, and you’ve got something magical.

6.  Red Wine Chocolate Ganache


Wine and Cheese Cupcakes 02

Red wine gives pizazz to a basic chocolate ganache!

7.  Caramel


Caramel Cake Cupcakes

Rich luscious caramel takes time and tender loving care to make. This is not a recipe to make every day, but try it out for a very special treat.

8.  Balsamic Whipped Cream


olive oil cupcakes

Balsamic whipped cream puts Cool Whip to shame. This is my favorite whipped cream frosting, hands down. Make extra to dip strawberries into.

9. Strawberry Whipped Cream


Strawberry Whipped Cream Frosting 01

I know that I said that balsamic whipped cream was the best ever, but seriously, look at this strawberry whipped cream. Don’t you want it now?

10. Ice Cream


Malva Cupcakes



When all else fails, ice cream never lets me down. Of course you can use any flavor of ice cream that you like. Try my homemade maple ice cream. Yum!

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