Buttercream: A Love Story

Cake just isn't cake without the frosting! And it doesn't get much easier or tastier than a sweet, rich buttercream frosting. Buttercream frostings are traditionally composed of butter, powdered sugar, a flavor, and sometimes a little milk or cream. Don't let the simplicity fool you, though! Buttercreams are the star of the cake, and the flavor possibilities are only limited by your imagination. Try these eight buttercream recipes to find out just how delicious buttercream frosting can be.

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    Whipped Buttercream Frosting

    No powdered sugar? Try a whipped buttercream instead! Whipped buttercream is a light and fluffy spin on the traditional buttercream frosting. It starts with a cooked base and uses granulated sugar in place of powdered sugar. The resulting frosting has the texture of a light whipped cream with the flavor of a sweet vanilla buttercream. In other words, it's frosting perfection! Get the recipe from i heart eating.

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    The Best Chocolate Frosting

    It doesn't get much more classic than rich chocolate buttercream frosting! Just five simple ingredients and 20 minutes are all it takes to make this frosting from Beyond Frosting.

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    Maraschino Cherry Frosting

    Don't throw out your leftover maraschino cherry juice! Use it to give your buttercream frosting a beautiful pink hue with this easy recipe from Mom on Timeout.

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    Hazelnut Buttercream

    The cooked egg yolk and syrup base makes this buttercream incredibly smooth and silky. Don't let the extra cooking time deter you; this buttercream is worth the extra effort.

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    Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting

    This buttercream frosting gets a double dose of buttery goodness from the sweet, buttery caramel sauce and the butter in the base of the frosting. Pair this frosting with your favorite apple or pumpkin cake for the ultimate seasonal dessert! Find the recipe here.

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    White Chocolate Buttercream

    Vanilla isn't the only choice in white frostings. This creamy White Chocolate Buttercream would be equally at home on a simple white cake or as the star of a wedding cake.

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    Red Velvet Buttercream Frosting

    The red coloring and subtle cocoa flavor combine to give this Red Velvet Buttercream its distinct look and flavor. Get the recipe from Wine & Glue.

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    Rum Raisin Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting

    Try a little of this Rum Raisin Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting on your next batch of oatmeal cookies for an over-the-top cookie experience. Get the recipe from An Edible Mosaic.

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