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Cake icing recipes - 48 recipes




Icing, also called frosting in America, is a sweet glaze made from sugar and liquid, like water or milk and is used to cover or decorate baked goods, such as cakes or cookies.


Icing is often enriched with ingredients like butter, flavouring and cream cheese. For example, cream cheese icing for red velvet cupcake or buttercream icing for birthday cakes.

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By selmastable, Selma's Table

Rate this recipe 2.9/5 (150 Votes)
Chocolate and Beetroot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting 3 Pictures
Details

servings 12
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 15
Cost Budget Friendly

  • INGREDIENTS
  • 120g flour
  • 60g cacao powder sifted
  • 170g golden caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 170g cooked beetroot (not pickled!)
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 140ml vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste/extract
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 200g cold cream cheese
  • 100g soft butter
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g caster sugar

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The beetroot keeps the cake moist and gives it a lovely deep red colour

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1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5

  • - 100g/3½oz unsalted butter
  • softened at room temperature
  • - 100g/3½oz caster sugar
  • - 1 free-range egg
  • lightly beaten
  • - 275g/10oz plain flour
  • - 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • - To decorate
  • - 400g/14oz icing sugar
  • - 3-4 tbsp water
  • - 2-3 drops food colourings
3.5/5 (153 Votes)

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Follow this fool proof recipe for the best Red Velvet delights! These are ideal as easy snacks for birthdays, celeb

  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g soft unsalted butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp red food dye
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 175ml buttermilk
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 125g cream cheese
  • 125g soft unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
3.4/5 (146 Votes)

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For a child who loves the 7 dwarves, this is the perfect cake!

  • CAKE:
  • 175g/230g butter
  • 175g/230g caster sugar
  • 3/4 eggs
  • 175g/230g self-raising flour
  • (1tsp baking powder)
  • 2 packs chocolate fingers
  • 150g butter
  • 350g icing sugar
  • 1-2tsp orange flavouring
  • 2tbsp milk
  • Large assortment of icing
  • Black edible gravel
  • Black edible ink pen
3.4/5 (142 Votes)

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Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and line a cake tin

  • 350g butter
  • 350g caster sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • Pinch salt
  • 300g plain flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 50ml red food colouring
  • 800g ready white icing
  • Buttercream:
  • 244g soft butter
  • 600g icing sugar
  • 75g cream cheese
  • Couple of drops of vanilla essence
3.1/5 (163 Votes)

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Subtly floral earl grey with tangy cream cheese frosting! Without a doubt, perfect with a cup of earl grey tea

  • For the Earl Grey macaron shells (A):
  • 53g egg white
  • 25g granulated/ caster sugar
  • 100g icing/superfine sugar
  • 60g ground almonds
  • 1 earl grey tea bag
  • For the cream cheese filling (B):
  • 100g full fat cream cheese
  • 30g butter
  • 150g icing sugar
3.5/5 (131 Votes)

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Some the easiest, best tasting cupcakes you'll ever have the pleasure to bake (and eat!)

  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon bicarb
  • 100g soft unsalted butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 big tablespoon red food colouring
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 175 ml buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • Buttermilk:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
3.3/5 (135 Votes)

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Here is another yummy recipe - The Chocolate Shells may seem like an effort, but i think the effect they have is wo

  • *For the Chocolate Shell:*
  • White/Milk/Dark Chocolate
  • A Clean Paintbrush/ Small Pastry Brush
  • *For The Cupcakes:*
  • 120g Caster Sugar
  • 120g Unsalted Butter
  • 110g Self-Raising Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • *For the Buttercream:*
  • 140g Unsalted Butter
  • 300g Icing Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Food Colouring of your choice
3.3/5 (131 Votes)

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Make up some strong coffee using 1-2 tbsp coffee granules in 150ml boiling water - leave to cool

  • 1 pack of sponge fingers
  • 150ml of strong cold coffee
  • 250 grams of mascarpone
  • 2 tbsp of Tia Maria
  • 150ml double cream
  • 4 tbsp icing sugar
  • Grated chocolate
3.4/5 (126 Votes)

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today I am presenting you with a cake full of ingredients which I associate with autumn (even if they don't all mak...

  • For the sponge:
  • 1 Large Cooking Apple
  • 1 Medium Parsnip
  • 200g Plain Flour
  • 200g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 200mL Sunflower Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 150mL Cider (I used Kopparberg Naked Apple)
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Nutmeg
  • For the cream cheese frosting:
  • 375g Butter (must be good quality)
  • 12 Egg Yolks
  • 90g Caster Sugar
  • 150g Philadelphia Cheese
3.4/5 (121 Votes)

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Mix to consistency required

  • 1 cup (100g) icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp juice/water/colouring
3.8/5 (88 Votes)

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