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Cake Frosting Recipes

Recipes for a Creamy and Tasty Cake Frosting You're Going to Love

Learn how to top off a home-baked cake using these delicious frosting recipes as a guide to make luscious, rich, and creamy frosting for your cakes.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 7, 2018
Cake frosting or icing, is a sweet glaze made of sugar that often contains butter, water, egg whites, milk, and added flavorings. It is used to cover and decorate baked goods like cakes or even cookies. If you are bored with ready-made cake frosting or the same old flavors that they have to offer, here are some innovative recipes that you can try.

Marzipan
Ingredients
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 cups, fine sugar
  • 1 pound, sweet almonds (blanched)
Procedure

Blend the egg whites and the sugar. Make a fine paste of the almonds. Mix the almond paste with the sugar and egg white mix and add a hint of vanilla.

Pound the mixture continuously for 10-15 minutes until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Your marzipan almond icing is ready to cover the cake. This icing goes well with almost any kind of cake be it chocolate, vanilla, or even carrot cake.

Coffee
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons, coffee liquor
  • 3 tablespoons, cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon, vanilla
  • 2 cups, confectioners' sugar
Procedure

Just mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and stir until the mixture is smooth. This coffee icing goes well with almond cake, chocolate cake, coffee cake, or any other cakes with a milder flavor.

Orange
Ingredients
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups, confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons, orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon, orange liqueur
  • A grated rind of one orange
Procedure

Add the egg yolk and the sugar to a bowl and beat until the sugar is completely dissolves. Now, add all the other ingredients and blend for about ten minutes. If your want a more natural taste to it, add fresh orange pulp instead of the orange juice.

Caramel Butter
Ingredients
  • ½ cup, butter
  • 2 cups of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon, vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons, heavy cream
Procedure

Add the cream, butter, and sugar to a bowl and mix it well. Now, add the vanilla extract and mix again till smooth and frothy. Caramel frosting tastes heavenly with almond cookies as well.

Coconut
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons, butter
  • 5 tablespoons, brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons, light cream
  • 1 cup, freshly grated coconut.
Procedure

Mix all the ingredients and broil them until sugar is melted and starts bubbling. Be very careful while making this frosting since the mixture can burn very easily. Coconut frosting goes well for coconut cookies, fruitcakes, or vanilla flavored baked goods.

Blueberry
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces, thawed blueberries
  • 5 teaspoons, agar agar
  • 8 ounces, cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons, maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon, vanilla extract
Procedure

Heat the puréed blueberries and agar agar in saucepan, bring to a boil and stir briskly. Cool the blueberry gel until it solidifies. Now, mix the cream cheese, blueberry gel, maple syrup, and vanilla and blend well.

Watermelon
Ingredients
  • ½ cup, crushed watermelon
  • ½ cup of butter
  • 2 cups, powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces, packaged cream cheese
Procedure

First of all, beat the cream cheese and butter and then, add sugar and watermelon juice. Blend the mixture for a couple of minutes until the ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
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