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A group of cupcakes on white topped with strawberry cream cheese frosting topped with a fresh strawberry
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4.09 from 35 votes

Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Strawberry cream cheese frosting is intensely strawberry-flavored. It has a thick creamy texture and is perfect for piping on cakes and cupcakes!
Prep Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Stefani


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 8 ounces full-fat cream cheese room temperature
  • 3/4 cup freeze-dried strawberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy - about three minutes on high speed.
  • Food process the freeze-dried strawberries until they form a powder.
  • Mix in powdered strawberries (you should have about 2 1/2 tablespoons) and salt until fully combined.
  • Mix in powdered sugar.
  • Spread or pipe onto your favorite cakes and cupcakes.


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.
  • Make sure the cream cheese and butter are at room temperature.
  • Use unsalted butter so that you can control how much salt is in the recipe.
  • Sift the powdered sugar if it is clumpy.


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 180.7mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 3.3mg