3 Essential Frosting Recipes Every Aspiring Baker Should Bookmark

Elevate your cakes and cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting, Cream Cheese Frosting, and Chocolate Fudge Icing.

IMAGE Patrick Martires

Icing isn’t just for decoration. It’s an integral part of your baked good that can turn it from so-so to perfect. Find the perfect frosting to complement your cake flavor and texture with these three easy frosting recipes: 


Marshmallow Frosting

Combine 1 cup sugar and whites from 3 large eggs in a double boiler over simmering water; mix until sugar is dissolved. Transfer to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Add a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract; whip on medium-high speed until soft to semi-soft peaks form. (Frosting should be cool after whipping.) Makes 2 to 3 cups.


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Cream Cheese Frosting

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat 2 cups cream cheese (at room temperature, cubed) on medium speed. Add ¼ cup butter (at room temperature) and ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar (sifted); beat until smooth and spreadable. Makes 2 to 2½ cups.



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Chocolate Fudge Icing

Combine ¹⁄³ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder, ¾ cup sugar, and 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour in a medium saucepan. Add ½ cup evaporated milk and ¹⁄³ cup water; mix well. Cook over low heat until thick, about 30 to 45 minutes. Remove from heat and add 2 tablespoons butter; mix well. Makes 2 to 2½ cups.


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A rich and dense cake, this can be served in thin slices topped with either fruit preserves and ice cream or fresh fruits and whipped cream.


With more frosting recipes under your belt, your baking menu just got a whole lot larger. Get creative and try them as soon as you can. 



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Article was published in the October 2016 issue of Yummy magazine. Minor edits were made by the Yummy.ph editors. 




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