This is a list of my favorite frosting recipes: 6 of my most popular frostings (the six basic types of icing). Plus: tips for how to make the best frosting!
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The Best Frosting Recipes
I love a good frosting recipe and these easy ones are the best! These frosting recipes are perfect for cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more.
Vanilla Buttercream is the perfect all-purpose frosting recipe. I use it for cakes, cupcakes and even to frost sugar cookies.
Chocolate Buttercream is my favorite easy chocolate frosting – it comes together fast and is super delicious and chocolatey.
Cream Cheese Frostings
Cream cheese frosting is sweet and tangy and perfect with red velvet cupcakes, carrot cake or even as frosting shots! By far, cream cheese frosting is my favorite.
Did you know you can make CHOCOLATE Cream Cheese Frosting? It’s easy – and like your favorite frosting just more chocolatey.
Whipped Cream Frosting
While I love making whipped cream for topping fruit and even some cupcakes, whipped cream frosting is better because it’s more stable. Because of added cream cheese this frosting holds it’s shape and doesn’t fall apart after just a few hours. This frosting is perfect on strawberry shortcake!
Fun Frosting Flavors
Besides the basics, I love a good fun frosting! My favorite is peanut butter because we love peanut butter, but I also love making marshmallow frosting and marshmallow whipped cream, as well as meringue!
Tips for Making Frosting From Scratch
- Start with softened butter and be sure to beat it first, before adding powdered sugar, so it’ll mix smoother.
- Use an electric mixer (stand mixer) if you have one.
- My secret ingredient: heavy whipping cream! This gives it so much flavor and a silky smooth texture.
- Learn to pipe frosting like a pro!
Video: How to make 4 Frosting Recipes
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Published on: February 15, 2021