8 Delicious Frosting Recipes for Cookies, Cakes, and Rolls

CREAM CHEESE FROSTINGS

VERSION ONE – This frosting is sweet tasting.

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Beat softened butter and cream cheese until well blended.  Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until creamy.

VERSION TWO – This frosting tastes more like cream cheese.

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the confectioners’ sugar.  Store in the refrigerator after use.

VERSION THREE – This frosting is flavored with cinnamon.

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy.  Mix in vanilla and ground cinnamon.  Gradually stir in the confectioners’ sugar.  Store in refrigerator after use.

VERSION FOUR – This one is vanilla cream.

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 (16 ounce) box confectioners’ sugar

In a bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy.  Mix in sour cream and Vanilla Extract.  Gradually stir in the confectioners’ sugar.  Store in refrigerator after use.

SUGAR COOKIE FROSTING  – This frosting is hard and it shines.

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Assorted food coloring

In small bowl, stir together sugar and milk until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and extract until icing is smooth and glossy. Divide into separate bowls, add food colorings. Dip or paint cookies with a brush.

VERSION FIVE – I use this on Sam’s Famous Carrot Cake recipe on this site.

I grated an entire lemon  and used the zest in the frosting and it was very good.

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Zest from one large lemon
  1. Beat softened butter and cream cheese until well blended.
  2. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until creamy.
*Stir in the grated lemon zest.

SWEET SUGAR COOKING FROSTING

Ingredients:

  • 1 8-oz package softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Cream butter, vanilla and cream cheese with a beater.  Add powdered sugar slowly.  Mix until smooth and creamy.  If dry, add 1 teaspoon milk.  Add food coloring as desired.

GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE FROSTING.  (This is the one I used on Adam’s birthday cake, from The Lion House Cookbook.  Note: This needs to be doubled in order to cover the layers, sides and top of the Waldorf Astoria German Chocolate Cake Recipe on this site.

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Combine egg yolks, sugar, evaporated milk, and butter in saucepan.  Cook and stir over medium heat till thickened, 12 to 15 minutes.  Add vanilla, coconut, and pecans.  Beat till thick.  Spread between layers and on top of cake.   Note:  For a ‘quick’ German Chocolate cake, you can use this frosting recipe with a packaged chocolate cake or German chocolate cake mix.

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