Strawberry Buttercream frosting on a cupcake with a strawberry on top
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Strawberry Frosting

Strawberry buttercream frosting is made with fresh strawberries! It has a lovely light strawberry flavor and it is a natural soft pink color.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry buttercream, strawberry buttercream frosting
Servings: 12
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Stef

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/4 cup strawberry puree about 5 large strawberries food processed until they are a thick, seedy liquid
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Beat butter for three minutes (or until light and fluffy) in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  • Mix in strawberry puree and salt.
  • Mix in powdered sugar a little bit at a time.
  • Spread or pipe on cupcakes, cakes, or cookies.

Notes

This recipe yields about two cups of frosting. This should be enough to frost twelve cupcakes. Double the recipe to frost a two layer eight-inch cake.
  • Be sure to beat the butter for at least three minutes so it is light and fluffy.
  • Use less ripe strawberries. Riper strawberries tend to be more moist and could end up making the frosting too wet.
  • Add the powdered sugar a little bit at a time and always start on low speed to keep it from making a mess in your kitchen.
  • If your strawberries were frozen, be sure to defrost them and drain off any excess liquid before using them.

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 11mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 5mg