Domesticity 101 – The Perfect Frosting Recipes

Domesticity 101 - The Perfect Frosting

Last week in Domesticity 101: The Perfect Cake I promised more information on making The Perfect Frosting!

Let me start with this disclaimer…….I AM NOT THE EXPERT ON FROSTING but over time I am developing my cake frosting skills and gaining confidence and I want to share it with you!


Frosting cakes is terrifying!  It always seems like everyone else’s cakes look professional (and for all we know they may be….we know your tricks, ladies!!) and mine turn our looking, well let’s just say, a little ‘rough around the edges’!


Recently I have fund a few helpful recipes and tips that I wanted to share with you here! I also asked some other blogging friends for their input and their favorite frosting recipes – so all in all you should be able to give it a really good go when you combine all of our advice.


This post includes specific recipes, and much like last week, the basic recipes which you can then adapt and create your own masterpieces from.  

Next week we will talk about technique – so don’t panic! There is more to come!


Before you know it we will no longer have to buy cakes from professional bakers, we will all be able to present wonderful, beautiful cakes, made from scratch! WAHOO!

The Perfect Buttercream Frosting


8oz/220g powdered sugar (or icing sugar), sifted

9oz/250g butter, at room temperature


In a large mixing bowl, add the butter and whisk using an electric whisk (if you have one) until soft and creamy with no lumps.

Gradually add the powdered sugar, a few spoonfuls at a time, whisking thoroughly in between.

Make sure there are no lumps (which there shouldn’t be if it is sifted) in the frosting and whisk thoroughly at the end.

For vanilla buttercream: add 1 tbsp vanilla essence

Domesticity 101 - The Perfect Cake

For lemon buttercream: add 1 tbsp lemon juice and (yellow coloring if you wish)

Domesticity 101 - The Perfect Cake

For chocolate buttercream: add 2 tbsp cocoa powder (sifted)

Domesticity 101 - The Perfect Cake

For coffee buttercream: add 1 tbsp strong coffee to the butter before you add the powdered sugar

Domesticity 101: The Perfect Frosting

One of my favorite frostings of all time was my Fresh Strawberry Frosting that I used on my Banana Cupcake & Strawberry Frosting

To make the Fresh Strawberry frosting:


1 cup fresh strawberries

1 cup butter

1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted, divided


Place strawberries in a blender; puree until smooth.

Domesticity 101 - The Perfect Frosting

Transfer strawberry puree to a pan over medium heat; bring to a boil, stirring often, until puree is reduced by at least half. Remove from heat and cool completely.

 Domesticity 101 - The Perfect Frosting

Beat butter with an electric mixer in a bowl until light and fluffy. Beat 1 cup confectioners’ sugar into butter until just blended. Beat 2 tablespoons strawberry puree and vanilla extract into butter mixture until just blended. Repeat with 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, followed by 2 tablespoons strawberry puree two more times. Beat last 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar into mixture until just blended.

Domesticity 101 - The Perfect Frosting

Place the frosting bag in a tall drinking glass, and fill the bag with frosting.

Domesticity 101 - The Perfect Frosting

Domesticity 101 - The Perfect Frosting

Frost the top of the cakes.

Domesticity 101 - The Perfect Frosting

Find the original frosting recipe here

Paula from Call Me PMc swears by this recipe The Best Cream Cheese Frosting, she uses it on many different cakes, from Key Lime Cake, to Strawberry Cake to Cinnamon Roll Cakes.


Cream Cheese Frosting

I recently used this AMAZING Chocolate Frosting recipe from Martha Stewart (recipe for the chocolate cake coming next week! It made a delicious, rich, luxurious chocolate frosting that added that extra rich flavor to the cake!


Chocolate Frosting

Seeing as we are fast approaching Fall……we know the flavor of choice is soon going to be pumpkin, spice, cinnamon….and all those other fall delights!  Last year, before I started the blog, I made these wonderful Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting! Check out the recipe from Jamie at My Baking Addiction! They were outrageously good!


What is your favorite frosting recipe??  I would love to know, so feel free to share it in the comments

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7 thoughts on “Domesticity 101 – The Perfect Frosting Recipes

  1. Hold the Office says:

    Thank you for the frosting ideas. My son’s birthday party is this weekend and I usually do a buttercream frosting but this year I want something new. I will try one or two of these to mix things up:)


  2. wanda ll says:

    My only problem is copying them all down. Can you put recipes all together and put where we can print a recipe without all the photos? It would make saving so much easier. Thanks so much,
    wanda ll


    • Ruth Cataldo says:

      Thanks for your comment Wanda. I understand the issue. I have a ‘Print Friendly’ button at the bottom of each post. If you click on that you will be able to print the recipes out – without pictures (if you wish) and you can even edit out any text you don’t want and keep just the recipe! Hope that solves your problem! Ruth


  3. Jeannie Marie & Company says:

    I love my own dark chocolate frosting recipe. It’s easy, just blending cocoa into a few pats of soft butter and alternatively adding powdered sugar, more powdered cocoa and whipping cream. Occasionally add a dash of vanilla. Keep adding until you have enough to frost your item. I never measure but this recipe always turns out super. Now I’m hungry for cupcakes!


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