Frosting and Icing Recipes

Find recipes for cake frosting, cupcake frosting, cookie icing, fondant, and dessert glazes.

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Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: 4.7 stars 1564
This recipe delivers a basic cream cheese frosting using just butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla.

Whipped Cream

Rating: 4.62 stars 1139
This recipe shows how to make basic whipped cream. For best results, make sure the whisk and bowl are ice cold.

Sugar Cookie Icing

Rating: 4.5 stars 3702
This is a quick and easy frosting recipe using ingredients you most likely already have on hand. Use whatever food colors you like!

Perfect Lemon Curd

Rating: 4.61 stars 456
Wonderfully tart, classic English lemon curd...perfect with scones and tea.

Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting

Rating: 4.63 stars 2224
Peanut butter and confectioner's sugar make a fluffy frosting that is perfect for brownies or chocolate cake.

Chocolate Ganache

Rating: 4.81 stars 1151
This is a rich, dark chocolate topping or decoration that has lots of uses. It can be whipped as filling or icing, or just poured over whatever cake you like.

The Perfect Cinnamon Roll Icing

Rating: 4.82 stars 481
The right icing can perk up any homemade cinnamon roll. Try this recipe for decadent cream cheese icing on your favorite cinnamon roll and you won't be disappointed.

Best Chocolate Frosting

Rating: 4.71 stars 289
Best chocolate frosting recipe I've found!

Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Rating: 4.67 stars 2367
This creamy buttercream frosting makes enough to cover a 9-inch layer cake or 24 cupcakes with chocolate deliciousness.

The Best Chocolate Glaze

Rating: 4.86 stars 33
I use this glaze on brownies, Bundt® cake, ice cream, or whatever needs a little chocolate. It's rich, decadent, and oh so easy!

Inspiration and Ideas

How To Make Frosting
Get tips for making creamy frosting that is sturdy enough to hold up as decorations on cakes and cupcakes, as well as smooth, pipe-able icing for cookies or as glazes.
Caroline's Chocolate Fudge Frosting
Rating: Unrated 403
"Perfect. Just the right amount to frost a double-layer 9-inch cake." – hmeservy
Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosting
Rating: 4.71 stars

A decadent whipped cream and cream cheese frosting that has everyone asking if they can lick the bowl. It pipes very well.