These four basic frosting recipes should be a staple in every baker’s recipe box!

These are the BEST frostings for Cake & Cupcakes!

Homemade Frosting

Homemade frosting is much better tasting and easy to make. (In my humble opinion!) These recipes consist of a few basic staples:

  • butter
  • sugar
  • liquid

It’s what you add to them that makes them amazing!

These four frosting recipes are versatile and delicious. You will be the hit of any birthday or celebration!

Decadent and Delicious!


Cream Cheese Frosting is a delicious delight atop cupcakes and a favorite on pumpkin cake, carrot cake, red velvet cookies, and more. This recipe is smooth, fluffy and absolutely delicious!

I have been blessed to accidentally discover have this incredible cream cheese frosting that forms a nice crust after you have applied to cakes or cupcakes (Yes, you CAN use this recipe for Rosette Cakes!!) . It is ideal for passionate bakers. On top of the amazing texture, it really does taste the BEST!

My Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe is HERE.

Creamy & Decadent Frosting! (No Raw Egg!)


Cookie Dough Frosting is a fabulous way to satisfy a cookie craving, fast! This frosting is so delicious, I recommend you make it immediately. 😉

I love it on cupcakes, in dark chocolate chip cookie sandwiches, and even on cakes!

My Cookie Dough Frosting recipe is HERE.

Decadent and rich... lovely and tasty!


Whipped Chocolate Buttercream. How I love thee, let me count the ways. I use it on everything! Marble Cake and my famous Rose Cake even cookies!

This truly is melt-in-your-mouth delicious, perfectly chocolatey, creamy, fluffy goodness.

My Whipped Chocolate Buttercream recipe is HERE.

This is the classic frosting from Grandma's recipe box!


Cherry Buttercream frosting is an unsung hero in the baking world. It pairs beautifully with chocolate, with vanilla, with lime and lemon, even with pistachio!

My very favorite way to eat Cherry Buttercream is on sugar cookies with sprinkles. It brings back fond memories of my youth as it was a very special treat we were given as little girls! I can’t recommend it highly enough!

My Cherry Buttercream recipe is HERE.


Every baker needs these recipes in their recipe box!

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Meet Amanda Rettke

Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. Amazing recipes for frosting! Thank you for sharing your talent as a baker. Sure to bake a cake and use these delicious frostings!

  2. I never pass up a dot from you! Been baking since I learned by my grandmas knee! Fun to see your things! I have a treasured one from my grandma! Graham cracker chocolate fudge cake with pecans!!!

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