How to Make 20 of the Best Frostings Ever

What’s your favorite part of a cake? For me, it’s the frosting. Don’t dare give me a naked cake. Even when it comes to pound cake, I want a lemon or vanilla glaze puddled on the top and running down the sides. That’s why I’m excited to share 20 of the best frostings ever.

20 Best Frostings

Whether you call it icing or frosting, for me, it’s the best part of the cake. Actually, icing is generally thin and glossy and frosting is thick and fluffy. Either way, I’ll take one of each.

The first frosting and icing recipe dates back to 1655. Rosewater was used in the frosting. Seems that rosewater was trendy way back when.

According to Leaf TV, “Hostess Bakery sold the first mass-produced cupcakes in 1919. Frosted cupcakes did not appear until the 1950s. Buttercream frosting, made of powdered sugar, butter, cream, and flavorings, appeared around the same time.”

These days, we can find recipes for Lavender Frosting, Salted Caramel Buttercream, and Butter Rum. I love every frosting, but cream cheese remains my very favorite.

Check out the recipes for these 20 Best Frostings

A Beautiful Mess – Lavender Frosting

Design Eat Repeat – Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting

Barefeet in the Kitchen – Fresh Strawberry Frosting

Frugal Mom Eh – Orange Buttercream Frosting

Two Sisters Crafting – Butter Rum Buttercream Frosting

Beyond Frosting – Bourbon Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Covered Katie – Reeses Pieces Fudge Frosting

Sally’s Baking Addiction – Rainbow Chip Frosting

Spend With Pennies – Cream Cheese Frosting

Crazy For Crust – Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Frosting

A Beautiful Mess – Coconut Frosting

Our Best Bites – Brown Butter Frosting

A Helicopter Mom – Mango Buttercream Frosting

Premeditated Leftovers – Chai Spiced Frosting

Simply Stacie – Toffee Frosting

Food Folks and Fun – Peanut Butter Frosting

The Gracious Wife – Marshmallow Frosting

The Bewitchin Kitchen – Baileys Buttercream Frosting

Num’s the Word – Oreo Buttercream Frosting

Two Sisters Crafting – Cookie Dough Frosting

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Marshmallow Cream Frosting

What’s your favorite frosting?

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  1. Robin rue says:

    When it comes to cake or cupcakes, the frosting is EVERYTHING. I saw a few here that I wanted to try.

  2. My most favorite frosting is always a whipped cream frosting. Cream cheese frostings are my second favorite. Buttercreams are my least favorite.
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  3. WOW, these look amazing. While Buttercreams are many times my favorite, I am also a sucker for cream cheese frostings especially with anything carrot cake related! YUM!
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  4. I love all kinds of frosting. The more the better. These collections sounds like the perfect recipes for delicious treats for everyone.

  5. OMG. You are making me drool! I agree with you that the best part of a cake is the frosting. I was reading through the different kinds of frosting you’ve listed here and their names alone are enough to make my tummy grumble! Thanks for sharing. I’m sending your link over to my sister too. She loves to bake and I am sure she’ll make good use of this recipe round up!

  6. Wow this is the mother load of frosting recipes. Thank you so much!!! I am always googling frosting recipes so now I have it pinned.

  7. There are so many frosting options and they look really delicious. I would love to try some of the recipes.
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  8. My kids love the LOOK of frosting, but not the taste. What do they know!? I will put a thin layer of buttercream on cake for them, but I personally could eat it by the spoonful! ☺

  9. Frosting is all that matters really. Who needs cake. This is bookmarked FOR REALSIE.

  10. I think I have gained 20 pounds just reading this post. My daughter would love to test out a few of these recipes, especially the lavender and orange cream.

  11. Frosting is such an important part of homemade baked goods. There are so many delicious options in this list. I can’t wait to try them.
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  12. Oh my goodness! There are so many flavors of frosting that I want to try. Marshmallow, Bailey’s, oh my! I could try a new flavor every day and never tire of frosting! 🙂
    Great list!

  13. My gawd how do I choose???!! So many tasty frosting options to choose from but gimme the fresh strawberry one yum!
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  14. All that sugar and looks mighty tasty. Shame I am on a diet at the moment :O
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  15. It’s nice to learn more about the different frostings that we can make. I’m not exactly a baker but I love baking things for the family! Thanks for this recipe list!
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  16. Just like you I love the frosting on cake! These all sound like delicious frosting. I can wait to check them out one by one and try some of it.
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  17. This is a fantastic roundup! The frosting is always my favorite part and it’s so important to get the ratio of frosting to cake just right!
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  18. armi clavaton says:

    i love baking but i’m not good in dressing my cake, Aboiled or buttercream its melting maybe i can try all that posted here thanks!

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