(Closed) Anyone have a good cupcake frosting recipe?

posted 11 years ago in Food
Post # 3
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Um, I haven’t made it before but a friend does melted white choc mixed with cream cheese….

Post # 4
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Can you be more specific? Do you want a buttercream frosting, a cream cheese frosting, rich chocolate ganache, chocolate fudge type frosting, etc?

Post # 5
28 posts
  • Wedding: June 1995

Don’t know if it is “the same” as what Walmart uses, but my Grandma swore by this one (and it is my personal favorite, not as hard to make as the recipe might make it seem at first glance, the key is to really let the milk/cornstarch cool completely!):

Whipped Cream Icing

1C milk

1T cornstartch

Combine, cook over low heat or in double boiler until thick, then cool completely

1C sugar

5T white shortening

Cream copletely until sugar is no longer grainy

Soften 1/4 lb margarine or butter, add to sugar mixture and cream until very smooth and almost white.  Add cornstarch mixture and 1 t vanilla.  Beat until it looks like whipped cream.


Post # 7
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

For a good sweet vanilla frosting, whip 1 stick of butter, softened, in the bowl of an electric mixer with confectioner’s sugar. Heat up a cup of milk and add it in slowly, until frosting reaches desired consistency. Add one tablespoon of vanilla. 

That’s my simplest recipe, but a classic!

Post # 9
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This is my absolute favorite recipe, in fact I just used it last Saturday.

White Chocolate Buttercream

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

12 ounces white chocolate, melted and cooled slightly

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

In mixer (or with hand mixer) beat the butter at on high until creamy/fluffy. Beat in the melted white chocolate. Add the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla and beat at low speed, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl, then let it go on high again until thick and fluffy. 

Post # 11
6980 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

So funny you should ask this! Over the weekend I made a recipe called “The best frosting I’ve ever tasted” lol. It was from Tasty Kitchen via The Pioneer Woman and I must admit….. it WAS the best! pretty easy too. 

Stir 5 tablespoons flour into 1 cup of milk and put over medium heat in a sauce pan, whisking continuously. When it gets really thick take it off the heat and let it cool COMPLETELY (seriously, i went to go take a shower after this step). When its totally cool stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine 1 cup sugar with 1 cup butter, and beat with a blender. When the sugar/butter is combined, pour the cool milk mix into it and whip pretty hard for about 45 seconds-1 minute. It will start to look like really thick whipped cream, that is when you stop. 

It was SO good. My Fiance said it tasted like vanilla ice cream. The best part (imo) is that I already had everything in my house for it so I didn’t have to buy anything special. 

Post # 12
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My go to frosting for cupcakes, brownies, etc. is super easy.  I just mix whipped cream cheese with marshmallow fluff and it makes a really yummy but not overpowering frosting. It’s good with fresh berries on top. 🙂 

Post # 14
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Corgitales that sounds soooo good! I will def be trying that THIS weekend!

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