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Frostings…A Cookbook Giveaway


August 12, 2013

Desserts are my favorite thing to make…duh! I would skip any meal to dive into something sweet so I have a “treat” for you today. Courtney Whitmore, the amazing persona behind Pizzazzerie, recently had her first book published, Frostings, (isn’t that the mmost amazing title ever??) and I am here to share a fun recipe with you AND offer a cookbook giveaway to one lucky reader. 
There are SO many amazing recipes from the book that it was hard to pick just one to share…but hands down, I love anything banana so I went with the Banana Foster Frosting: 
1⁄2 cup banana, mashed (about 1 large banana)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup unsalted butter
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons dark rum (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mash banana in a small bowl with lemon juice. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter until light and fluffy (about 1–2 minutes). Add mashed banana and beat for another 1–2 minutes until well mixed. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Add in brown sugar, cinnamon, rum (optional), and vanilla extract. Beat for 2 minutes. Add more powdered sugar to thicken frosting or milk to loosen frosting. 
Tip: It pairs well with all types of cakes, whoopee pies, even cookies! You can omit the rum or use rum extract. Want more banana flavor? Add in a teaspoon of banana extract.
Yields 4-1/2 cups
Garnish it: sliced bananas, sprinkled cinnamon
So, how do you enter?? Leave me a comment telling me your favorite frosting…doesn’t have to be anything fancy…heck, it can be funfetti from a can, but I want to hear your most beloved flavor. 
The giveaway will be open through Thursday so be sure to enter…good luck! 
  1. That looks like a great cookbook! Oreo frosting is my favorite. I'm a sucker for anything Oreo but it goes great on chocolate cupcakes!

  2. Brooke says:

    Yum! Strawberry frosting is my favorite! Especially when it's made with fresh strawberries:)

  3. P!nky says:

    Homemade oreo cream cheese frosting. I love making it with my oreo cupcakes, it's super easy and super delicious.

  4. Traci says:

    I'm really boring but I just love a good vanilla buttercream frosting! Goes so well with everything.

  5. I'm a big whip cream frosting fan! I like that it doesn't have the heaviness that buttercream has!

    That bananas foster recipe looks amazing though! I will need to try it 🙂

  6. i love strawberry and funfetti frostings! YUUUUM.

  7. The Reynolds says:

    CARAMEL frosting is my absolute favorite! Love it… i could eat it all day long. Every year for my birthday (and every member of my family's birthdays too) is yellow cake with caramel frosting. AMAZING!

  8. Leah says:

    The best frosting I have ever tasted was Praline frosting. It's to die for! it's especially good with chocolate cake or even a yummy brownie. I love ithat it's sweet and makes me remember all of my summers growing up making pralines with my grandma!

  9. Brooke says:

    I love just a traditional cream cheese frosting, but a fresh strawberry frosting is a close second. Oh how I can't wait to eat dairy again!

  10. Such a sweet book! I love chocolate fudge icing. (especially on a yellow cake from Publix)

  11. Jess says:

    Homemade fudge frosting on chocolate cake, it's like 2 desserts in one! AMAZING!

  12. Karli Bell says:

    Cream cheese…any day of the week!!

  13. I like the traditional buttercream frosting – so good!

  14. Jennifer says:

    I love cream cheese frosting on carrot cake!

  15. Southern Doe says:

    Hands down, chocolate fudge frosting! If I could skip dinner and just eat chocolate fudge, I would. {And this has happened on some occasions} :o) Thank you for the give away!!

  16. Casey says:

    I love love strawberry frosting :)!
    Such a fun giveaway!!

  17. kmiddleton says:

    Homemade salted caramel icing, I want to put it on everything!!

  18. Becca says:

    I love the canned funfetti! Or homemade cream cheese!

  19. Oooh, the banana foster frosting sounds so good!

  20. Love anything dark chocolate and strawberry! nom nom!

  21. Hillary Timm says:

    My absolute favorite frosting is Rainbow Chip by Betty Crocker- It's sooooo yummy on funfetti cupcakes!… No joke… seriously amazing!

  22. Cream cheese frosting is my favorite!

  23. Cream cheese icing hands down!

  24. Elizabeth says:

    I love cream cheese frosting. Okay, let's be real, I love any icing.

  25. The Pioneer Woman's frosting from her chocolate sheet cake is to die for! I've put it on just about everything 🙂

  26. jenjacobs says:

    I would have to say . . . pistachio! I am sure it sounds crazy – but it is SO GOOD!

  27. My favorite frosting is homemade whipped cream with a hint of vanilla. Always make this for my sons' birthday cakes… so stinkin good!

  28. Laura says:

    any good chocolate frosting works for me, just as long as there is plenty of it! best on yellow cake…mmm.

  29. we have a local bakery near me called sweeter days bake shop and i love their orange creamsicle cupcake. It comes with an orange buttercream icing that is to die for!!!
    the sweet life of a southern wife

  30. Brittany says:

    Vanilla buttercream frosting is my fav! Hands. Down. 🙂

  31. Tess says:

    What a great giveaway – and now I really want cupcakes….My mom has a really easy, simple vanilla frosting recipe and I love it.

    I can also tell you my LEAST favorite frosting – the grocery store type that uses cream of tartar – it makes my tongue feel so strange! Am I the only crazy one??

  32. Pamela says:

    YUM!! 🙂 I love homemade frosting!! Any kind 😉 Especially from our local bakery!

  33. Keri says:

    salted caramel! But I would love to learn to make more frostings with this book!

  34. My fav is mint frosting with crumbled oreos on top! yummmmm….

  35. Mel says:

    My absolute favorite frosting is peanut butter frosting (on a chocolate cupcake)!

  36. Jordon says:

    Nothing makes me happier than a cream cheese frosting!

  37. Cream Cheese frosting is my #1 especially on pumpkin spice cake!

  38. My favorite is a tie between my sister in law's homemade butter cream and my aunt's homemade butter cream. Both are the BEST!

  39. Kaleigh says:

    I like anything chocolate or peanut butter. Chocolate and peanut butter together is also top pick

  40. Mary Leigh says:

    Vanilla buttercream and/or rainbow chip (the funfetti that's not called funfetti!)

  41. I love cream cheese frosting.

  42. Katie says:

    I love cooked chocolate icing like my Grandmother used to make!

  43. Arielle says:

    My favorite frosting is buttercream! yum:)) I would LOVE to win this!!

  44. Jackie says:

    As someone who is lactose intolerant, ANY frosting is delicious in my eyes! But I'd have to say that funfetti is just so good!

  45. Katie says:

    I LOVE all frosting…but I would have to say that my favorite is one my MIL makes. It is cream cheese with chocolate chips! Addicting!!!

  46. Caitlin says:

    I just love plain chocolate that you buy in stores….nothing fancy!

  47. Classic coca cola icing. It's delicious!

  48. Carroll says:

    On Friday I had the most delicious homemade cream cheese frosting on an italian cream cupcake. It was divine!! 🙂

  49. Emily W says:

    Classic, homemade cream cheese frosting is my favorite, especially on a lemon cake, yum!

  50. P*P*P says:

    OH! This books looks FABULOUS! I'm a cream cheese frosting fan through and through, but lately, I've been loving cinnamon honey frosting…..SO delicious!

  51. Kristin says:

    That looks like a great cookbook! Cream cheese frosting is my fave!

  52. Andrea says:

    This looks like a sweet cookbook! I heart classic buttercream frosting 🙂

  53. katie b says:

    Cream cheese frosting is my weakness!

  54. I like a super fluffy frosting. Strawberry is my favorite!

  55. Cream cheese icing… oh my gosh! Especially with red velvet cake!

  56. I am obsessed with funfetti icing! It's so darn delicious 🙂

  57. Leslie says:

    I recently made chocolate cupcakes and put butterfinger frosting on them! Soooo good!

  58. Homemade peanut butter frosting!! Not a ton of peanut butter to it, just enough to be oh so delish…and easy!!

  59. Erin says:

    Buttercream, hands down 🙂

  60. Catie says:

    Cream cheese frosting is my fav! 🙂

  61. Jessica Ladd says:

    Cream cheese frosting! & Fun-fetti I would have to say!

  62. I like a classic cream cheese frosting! Its just so versatile!

  63. My favorite frosting is the cream cheese on hummingbird cake. I love all of the extra crunchies in the frosting!!

  64. Mary says:

    Not gonna lie – I make a mean strawberry/coconut frosting – without butter or refined sugar. Yum. And because it is "healthy" I can have more, right?!

  65. Amanda Lee says:

    Can't go wrong with cream cheese on some red velvet, yum 🙂

  66. Chasity Munn says:

    Oh my gosh, boy do I love strawberry! My aunt makes a fresh strawberry frosting that is heavenly.

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  67. I love funfetti cookies with the rainbow chip frosting! Makes me feel like a kid again every time I eat them! So so sooooo good! Second favorite has to be the classic cream cheese icing, either on a strawberry cake or red velvet. Oh my, my mouth is watering just thinking about it! Thanks so much for this fun little giveaway!

  68. I love funfetti cookies with the rainbow chip frosting! Makes me feel like a kid again every time I eat them! So so sooooo good! Second favorite has to be the classic cream cheese icing, either on a strawberry cake or red velvet. Oh my, my mouth is watering just thinking about it! Thanks so much for this fun little giveaway!

  69. Chelsea L says:

    Cream cheese frosting is my absolute favorite. This cookbook looks so adorable!

  70. melvynadam says:

    Vanilla cream every time!

  71. Sarah Wyland says:

    I love, love LOVE my homemade peanut butter butter cream frosting. I *may* have made it once or five times just to eat by itself.

  72. Sarah says:

    yum!! looks delicious! oero is my favourite 🙂

  73. Jill says:

    Cream cheese frosting!

  74. Taylor says:

    Most favorite is definitely anything cinnamon & sugar flavored on a yellow cake- yum!

  75. Natasha says:

    I love cream cheese frosting!!

  76. Straight up buttercream for this girl. I think fondant and whipped cream frosting are an abomination to frosting everywhere. LOL

  77. Jenny says:

    I love love cream cheese frosting!

  78. My grandmother used to make strawberry cake with strawberry frosting…basically just confectioner's sugar and strawberries…so good!

  79. Barbara says:

    I love a good cream cheese frosting!

  80. Courtney W. says:

    I love the cover of that cookbook – so gorgeous! My favorite frosting is maple. My mouth is watering thinking about it now!

  81. Cream cheese icing! Looks like a fun book!

  82. Kristin says:

    Peanut Butter Cream Cheese!

  83. I like the pecan coconut frosting on German Chocolate Cakes and cupcakes…mmm so good!!

  84. Sarah says:

    Peanut butter frosting is soooo good!

  85. Cortney says:

    I love cream cheese frosting, especially on red velvet:)

  86. SK says:

    Crusting Buttercream Icing

  87. Lauren K says:

    any type of cream cheese frosting…yummy!

  88. Ashleigh says:

    There is nothing better than homemade cream cheese frosting! it is pretty much amazing on almost anything.

  89. Dawn says:

    What a fun book! 🙂 My favorite is buttercream icing with edible gold glitter and edible pearls! It's pretty and sweet! 😉

  90. Hill says:

    My favorite is strawberry icing. I reminds me of summer, and who wouldn't love a pink frosting!

  91. Jessica says:

    HOmemade Coffee flavored buttercream!!!!!!! Yum…but Oreo buttercream comes in a close 2nd!

  92. Sarah says:

    Cream Cheese or Funfetti!!!

  93. I'm a classic vanilla girl! Homemade of course 🙂

  94. Homemade Cream Cheese is my favorite! 🙂

  95. my absolute favorite is cream cheese frosting! 🙂

  96. Karen Lynn says:

    Cream cheese frosting.

  97. Toni :O) says:

    Has to be buttercream frosting…it tastes great on everything!

  98. regina says:

    I am obsessed with cream cheese frosting!

  99. Taylor B. says:

    I love cream cheese frosting

  100. Lauren says:

    I love a good coconut Bacardi frosting! Best and easiest frosting ever!

  101. Brandi says:

    Cream cheese frosting, strawberry frosting, salted caramel….let's be honest any frosting is better than no frosting 😉

  102. i don't necessarily LIKE EATING frosting but i love CREATING frosting!

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  103. This looks like an awesome book! My favorite icing is homemade cream cheese with a dash of pumpkin. So delicious!

  104. S.K says:

    In desperate need of a good frosting recipes for my kiddo's Birthday.

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