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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Million Dollar Cake

Pineapple and mandarin oranges give this easy cake a refreshing, tropical twist. With cake mix and pudding mix as ingredients, it is a breeze to put together when you're short on prep time. Plus, it needs to chill before serving, so it's a perfect make-ahead dessert for potlucks and parties! —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Strawberry Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting

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


Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes

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


Summertime Fun Cookies

Use this basic sugar cookie recipe to make the perfect poolside treat. Kids (and adults) won't be able to get...

Ganache-Topped Chocolate Cake

To say this cake is elegant would be an understatement. It’s worthy of special occasions, but once you learn


Contest-Winning Chocolate Potato Cake

I won grand champion honors in a potato festival baking contest with this moist chocolate cake. The icing recipe can...

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Caramel-Pecan Monkey Bread

The kids will get a kick out of pulling off gooey pieces of this delectable monkey bread. It's hard to...


Blueberry Bars

Our three sons like these bars so much that after they were married, each of my daughters-in-law asked for the...


Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

You can have your cake and eat it guilt-free with these taste-tempting treats. The petite graham cracker “crust,” chopped fresh...


Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Holiday breakfasts would not be the same at our house without this delicious coffee cake. Whenever I take it anywhere,...

Frosted Chocolate Chip Brownies

These moist, cake-like brownies are so chocolaty-good that they'll go fast at any get-together. The sour cream ifrosting gives...


Peanut Butter Blondies

The kids I baby-sit for love these moist chewy bars. There's plenty of peanut butter flavor plus a yummy chocolate...


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Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzels

"The treats are easy for any age to make but pretty enough to share with friends. You can add color...


Family-Favorite Peanut Butter Cake

My grandmother and aunts made this for family gatherings to go along with fresh homemade ice cream. I now share...

Go Bananas Whoopie Pies

I love anything with peanut butter, so when I saw this recipe for soft banana cookies with a yummy peanut...


Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Filling

I'm a chocoholic and my kids love peanut butter, so a sweet slice of this cake is a real treat...


Walnut Banana Cupcakes

What makes these tender banana cupcakes extra special is the nutmeg, but make sure it's fresh. They're amazingly good; I...


Root Beer Cookies

When it's too difficult to take along root beer floats on a picnic, take these cookies instead! I've found the...


Root Beer Float Cake

I add root beer to both the cake batter and fluffy frosting of this summery dessert to get that...


Chocolate-Glazed Cupcakes

Because I have a dairy allergy, I'm always on the search for treats I can eat. I prepare these cupcakes...


Football Brownies

Homemade chocolate frosting adds a special touch to these moist brownies prepared from a mix. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Zucchini Brownies

A fast-to-fix peanut butter and chocolate frosting tops these moist brownies that are a sweet way to use up your...


Apple Cinnamon Cake

This apple cinnamon cake is equally good for breakfast or dessert, so be sure to not eat all of it...

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Heavenly Surprise Cupcakes

The recipe for these filled and frosted cupcakes was handed down by my mother-in-law, who taught this fledgling cook what...


Chocolate Chip Cake Bars

"Whenever I need a quick dessert for a bake sale or get-together, I rely on this recipe," informs Tammy Haugen...


Cream-Filled Cupcakes

These chocolate cupcakes have a fun filling and shiny chocolate frosting that make them different from any other. They always...


Pink Lemonade Stand Cake

If you love a moist and creamy cake, this one’s for you. The lemon juice and lemonade give the layers...


Pizza Cake

Our kids had a great time putting...


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Watermelon Cake

No one will ever guess how simple this make-ahead watermelon cake is to assemble. After one bite of the showstopping...