Real Life. Real News. Real Voices.
Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.
Join HuffPost Plus
Food & Drink

Frosting Recipes So Good They May Never Make It Past The Bowl (PHOTOS)

Be honest -- sometimes you make cupcakes just to eat the frosting.

It's no wonder the idiom "the icing on the cake" rings so true -- it's because no cake (or cupcake) would be complete without it. Can you imagine your favorite carrot cake without cream cheese frosting or your chocolate cake without rich ganache?

Traditionally, every cake has its best-suited frosting -- the classic pairings include red velvet with cream cheese frosting, strawberry shortcake with whipped cream, chocolate cake with ganache. But that doesn't mean you can't put cream cheese frosting on chocolate cake, or venture outside of traditional flavors! Feel free to experiment and try one -- or all -- of these frostings the next time you bake a cake or a batch of cupcakes.

1
Peanut Butter Frosting
How Sweet It Is
2
Classic Buttercream Frosting
New Media Publishing
3
Green Tea Frosting
Pass the Sushi
Get the Almond Green Tea Cupcakes Recipe by Pass the Sushi
4
Roasted Strawberry Buttercream
Delicieux
5
Raspberry Buttercream Frosting
Two Peas & Their Pod
6
Salted Caramel Frosting
Two Peas & Their Pod
7
Whipped Cream Frosting
Frances Janisch
8
Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
Always With Butter
9
Toasted Marshmallow Frosting
Annie's Eats
10
White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
Two Peas & Their Pod
11
Coffee Chocolate Cupcakes with Baileys Frosting
Always With Butter
12
Black Coffee Frosting
A Beautiful Mess
13
Mint Sour Cream Frosting
The Beeroness
14
Fresh Kiwi Frosting
A Spicy Perspective
15
Meringue-Buttercream Frosting
John Kernick/Food & Wine
16
Honey Cream Cheese Frosting
Gimme Some Oven
17
Ganache
Con Poulos/Food & Wine
18
Caramel Frosting
Angie Mosier/Food & Wine
19
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
Delicieux
20
Seven-Minute Frosting
EatingWell
Get the Seven-Minute Frosting Recipe

Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr.

Cake Recipes