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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Lemon Macarons

These light and airy lemon macarons are perfect for special occasions or to give as gifts. —Josh Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Strawberry Macarons

These strawberry macarons have a sweet surprise in the filling: strawberry jam. To keep the jam contained, pipe the frosting...

Million Dollar Cake

Pineapple and mandarin oranges give this easy cake a refreshing, tropical twist. With cake mix and pudding mix as ingredients,...

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We Found the Best Store-Bought Frosting

In a rush? Our Test Kitchen found the best store-bought frosting to top your last-minute bakes.

How to Make Buttercream White

Skip the slightly yellow frosting and learn how to make buttercream white—and we mean a vibrant, bright white!

Air-Fryer Mocha Cupcakes

These luscious air-fryer cupcakes smell wonderful while they cook. If you have the drawer-type air fryer, you'll need to use...

Peppermint Schnapps Hot Cocoa Snowflakes

Mint and chocolate are perfect partners in these cutout cookies! —James Schend, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

How to Use a Piping Bag the Right Way

Ready to learn how to use a piping bag? Bring on the buttercream!

Frosting vs. Icing: What’s the Difference?

If you want your cakes and cookies to look and taste their best, know the difference between frosting vs. icing.

11 Secret Tricks Grandma Never Skipped When Making Frosting

Want fluffy frosting for a homemade cake? Try Grandma's timeless techniques that've been passed down generations.

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How to Make Canned Frosting Taste Homemade

Don't have time to make frosting from scratch? Learn how to make canned frosting taste homemade.

Halloween Witch Cake

If you're looking for an extra-special dessert to serve for Halloween, this witch cake will delight all the ghouls and...

Layered Princess Cake

This magical princess cake will make any party feel special. Whether you're having a birthday party, princess party or baby...

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39 Homemade Frosting Recipes to Top Any Dessert

Nothing compares to homemade frosting! Find all the best frosting recipes in this collection, including buttercream, chocolate, cream cheese and...

The Easy Chocolate Frosting Recipe You Need to Know

What could be better than a freshly baked cake topped with rich, creamy frosting? This easy chocolate frosting recipe works...

How to Make Creme Fraiche Frosting (the Best Frosting You Haven’t Tried Yet)

If Goldilocks was looking for just the right frosting, she would choose crème fraiche frosting. It’s not too sweet, not...

Italian Meringue Buttercream

I use this creamy Italian meringue buttercream on my lemon-raspberry cupcakes. It's not as sweet as American buttercream, so it...

French Buttercream

French buttercream has a custard-like texture and is great if you're going to be piping shapes or decorations. —Taste of...

Old-Fashioned Ermine Frosting

Ermine frosting brings back memories of being in the kitchen with my grandmother. This old-timey frosting was her go-to for...

German Buttercream

This German buttercream frosting is super silky and buttery. It's pleasantly sweet, but not overly sweet like some American buttercreams...

BB-8 Cake

This BB-8 cake is easy to assemble and decorate. A cake mix gives you a jump-start so you can spend...

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How to Make Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Learn how to make Swiss meringue buttercream—the creamy, rich version of buttercream frosting you haven't tried yet.

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Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

These indulgent vegan chocolate cupcakes have no butter, eggs or dairy milk, but you'd never guess it. This recipe is...

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Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes

Decorate these simple gluten-free vanilla cupcakes for any special occasion or holiday. Since the frosting recipe includes cream cheese, be...

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Oreo Cupcakes with Cookies and Cream Frosting

Kids and adults alike will find these Oreo cupcakes irresistible. If you want to pipe the frosting, be sure to...

Blackberry Buttercream

Juicy blackberry buttercream frosting has a stunning color and sophisticated flavor. This frosting works especially well on rich, decadent chocolate...

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Best Vanilla Buttercream

Why is this recipe crowned the best vanilla buttercream frosting? With its powerfully decadent vanilla bean flavor and delightfully creamy...

Raspberry Moscow Mule Cake

This Moscow mule cake is my favorite cake I've ever made from scratch. It's so moist and flavorful, and it...

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Jelly Donut Cake

Cake. Doughnuts. Now you don't have to choose between the two. Impress your family with this easy jelly-filled cake. Try...