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Cake icing recipes - 79 recipes

Cake icing (or frosting, depending on where you come from) is typically cream cheese based or buttercream. The sky is the limit when it comes to cake icing! Icing or frosting a cake is what takes it from classic to a work of art in just one step. The recipe is simple and incredibly versatile; taking a cream cheese or buttercream icing base, you can then add flavoring (like vanilla, mint, strawberry, lemon) or coloring (think bright pink icing for a little girl's birthday party, or neon orange for Halloween). So let's get icing! 

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This no-bake dessert is so quick, so easy, and oh so delicious!

 

Ingredients

  • 12 strawberries
  • 8 oz cream cheese (1 package)
  • 1/2 cup powedered sugar
  • 4 small graham crackers

 

Method

  1. Hull the strawberries.
  2. In a bowl, mix the cream cheese and sugar.
  3. Fill each strawberry with the cheesecake filling.
  4. Smash the graham crackers and sprinkle on top.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Top rated Cake icing recipes

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Cream Cheese Frosting. Discover our recipe

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 T milk
  • 2 tsp clear vanilla extract
4.8/5 (53 Votes)

Ever needed to make whipped cream at home, but not had a whisk or a beater at your disposal? Here's how to do it using a simple, everyday household item!

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Frosting with cream cheese in it

  • 1-room temp cream cheese
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. milk
  • 2-3 cups. powdered sugar
4.9/5 (46 Votes)

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Carrot Cake Icing. Discover our recipe

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1 Stick melted or softened butter or margarine
  • 1 box 10X Powdered sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
4.2/5 (85 Votes)

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Delicious dessert recipe that knocks other desserts right out of the water

  • Brownies
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 16oz Can of Hersheys Chocolate
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup Nuts
  • Middle Frosting
  • 2 Cups 10X Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 2 Tbl Creme De'Mint Liquor
  • Topping
  • 6 Tbl Butter
  • 6oz Chocolate Chips
4.2/5 (72 Votes)

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Mix butter and cream cheese together about 3 minutes until very smooth

  • 4 Tbsp country crock
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
4.5/5 (31 Votes)

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Strawberry Pineapple Cake

  • For the Cake:
  • 1 box- strawberry cake mix
  • 1 -20 oz. can crushed pineapple
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
4/5 (62 Votes)

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Preheat an oven to 375, line 24 muffin cups with liners

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • room temperature
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • softened
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4.3/5 (39 Votes)

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Great on Carrot Cake but can be used most any cake

  • 1 (8 oz) package CREAM CHEESE
  • 1/2 cup BUTTER (melted but not hot)
  • 1 tsp. VANILLA EXTRACT
  • 1/8 tsp. SALT
  • 1 -2 boxes POWDERED SUGAR
4.3/5 (29 Votes)

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Chocolate Sour Cream Icing

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 oz melted semisweet chocolate
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla or rum
4.2/5 (29 Votes)

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Salty and sweet perfection! Recipe here

  • For cake:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 stick butter
  • melted
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • For frosting:
  • 2 sticks butter
  • at room temp
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp half & half
  • For chips topping:
  • 2 semi-sweet baking squares
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup sea salt kettle chips
4.1/5 (36 Votes)

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