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8 Delicious Frosting Recipes Everyone Should Have On Hand

We love frosting. Yes, we’re those people who pile it on high when we’re baking our own goodies, and we always go for the corner piece of cake with the most frosting available. Thus, we consider ourselves connoisseurs of frosting. Which is why we’ve compiled our favorite frosting recipes. Some of these are staples – buttercream, cream cheese, etc, while others are bit unique. Go ahead and save this article for future use! We promise you’ll love these fun frosting recipes.

Jello Frosting


There are about a million and one ways to use Jello in cooking, but did you know you can use it to make frosting? You can! It makes a colorful, thick and sturdy frosting that tastes a little reminiscent of candy. It’s a fun frosting that provides a nice change from your usual basic buttercream, and you only need a few ingredients and a few spare minutes to make it. Get the recipe here!

Boiled Milk Frosting


Also referred to as ermine, roux, gravy or cloudburst frosting, this is a flour-based frosting that allows it to thicken up and set to perfection. It takes a little longer to make than your traditional American buttercream, but it’s oh so worth it. This essentially creates a thickened roux that you then beat into a more classic frosting mixture of butter and sugar. Get the recipe here!

Chocolate Fudge Frosting


Everyone needs a good chocolate frosting recipe up their sleeve! We’ve got just the thing to satisfy every chocoholic’s dream: buttercream fudge frosting. This classic recipe works for cakes and cookies alike, as well as those late night chocolate cravings that can only be satisfied by a spoonful of frosting. This frosting comes out pretty thick, hence why it’s called fudge frosting, but if you like your frosting a little thinner, feel free to add a little more milk while mixing. Go ahead and try this decadent recipe, and don’t forget to lick the bowl clean!

The Best Whipped Cream Frosting


Light, airy, and just sweet enough, we think homemade whipped cream is right up there with the most wonderful things on earth, like puppies and rainbows. It takes so little time to whip up and tastes so much better than the stuff in the can that we make it from scratch as much as we can. And if you take that simple deliciousness and make it into a frosting… it just can’t get any better. Get the recipe here!

Classic Cream Cheese Frosting


If we’re being honest, cream cheese frosting is probably our favorite. Something about how that subtle tang of the cream cheese keeps the sugar from being too cloying. And how the consistency is irresistibly velvety and creamy. To us, it’s the perfectly balanced frosting, and this recipe here is our very favorite. Get the recipe here!

Our Favorite Buttercream Frosting


Vanilla buttercream frosting is the workhouse of the frosting world. It’s simple, adaptable, dependable… it’s the basic vanilla frosting that you see everywhere. But basic doesn’t have to be boring. When vanilla buttercream is done right, it’s light and fluffy and full of vanilla flavor. It adds an extra delicious layer of flavor to the baked good it’s paired with, rather than just fading into the background. Get the recipe here!

Seven Minute Frosting


If you’re looking for a frosting that’s universally loved and has truly stood the test of time, look no further than Seven Minute Frosting. Dating back to the early 1900s, there’s just no match for this light and fluffy marshmallow-like stuff. In texture and taste, no other frosting out there is quite like it. And as a frosting that’s cooked on the stovetop, the preparation is a little different from most too. (But don’t let that fool you into thinking that it’s difficult. Your grandma could handle it and you can too.) Get the recipe here!

Boiled Brown Sugar Frosting


Now, this is a real treat! Boiled brown sugar frosting is just about the most delicious thing you’ll have ever tasted. If you can manage to get the frosting onto your favorite baked good, rather than just gobbling it straight from the bowl, then you should consider yourself lucky! Get ready to boil then whip up a frosting that is truly something special. Get the recipe here!

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