Frostings and Fillings

From classic buttercream to rich dark chocolate ganache, these frostings, glazes, and fillings add the perfect finishing touch to homemade donuts, cakes, and more.

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Lemon Curd
Lemon Curd
This thick, tangy spread is great spooned on toast and as a filling for tarts and cakes.André Baranowski
Sugar Cookies
Sugar Cookies
Cut into Christmas trees, wreaths, snowflakes, snowmen, candy canes, and every other holiday design imaginable, these are classic holiday treats in the U.S. The cookies themselves are pure buttery comfort, but when decorated with royal icing, sprinkles, dragees, and sanding sugar, they're elevated to cultural icons, beloved by children and grown-ups alike. Plus, they're almost as much fun to make as they are to eat.Todd Coleman
Amaretto Cherry Glaze
Distinctively flavored and vibrantly pink thanks to maraschino cherry juice, this icing gives plain yeasted donuts a bright pop of color.Todd Coleman
Dark Chocolate Ganache Glaze
Thick ganache made with dark chocolate and cream makes for a donut topping that's both classic and classy.Todd Coleman
Hazelnut Glaze
Nutella is enhanced with a little hazelnut liqueur in this shiny, rich icing.Todd Coleman
Irish Cream Glaze
A riff on plain chocolate, this milk chocolatey glaze is livened up with a hint of liqueur.Todd Coleman
Mocha Glaze
Coffee and donuts are a natural pair—this rich chocolate icing incorporates instant espresso powder.Todd Coleman
Orange Glaze
Fresh juice, zest, and a tablespoon of orange liqueur add citrusy zing to this glaze.Todd Coleman
Key Lime Curd
Key Lime Curd
Punchy key lime curd is delicious spread on breakfast toast, dolloped onto cake, or slathered between graham crackers.Helen Rosner
Apricot and Almond Sauce
Apricot and Almond Sauce
This fruity purée is great swirled into ice cream or spooned atop pancakes or toast.Yossy Arefi
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Italian buttercream frosting
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