Add a burst of sweet, fruity flavor to your baked goods with this Strawberry Buttercream Frosting recipe. Made with real strawberries, it’s simply irresistible.
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Strawberry season is upon us, and I am in love with this time of the year!
I know that strawberry season will be ending soon – and I couldn’t let it pass us by without sharing this yummy and simple Strawberry Buttercream Frosting!
When it comes to dessert, there’s nothing quite like a delicious, homemade cake or cupcake topped with creamy, sweet frosting. And if you’re a fan of fruity flavors, then Strawberry Buttercream Frosting is an absolute must-try! 😍
This frosting is made with fresh strawberries, which give it a vibrant color and a burst of sweet, juicy flavor. Making it is easy, and you only need a few simple ingredients: butter, powdered sugar, and fresh strawberries! If you want to add a pinch of salt to amp up the flavor, that is totally optional – or do as I do and use salted butter!
One of the best things about Strawberry Buttercream Frosting is how versatile it is. It pairs perfectly with a wide variety of cakes and cupcakes, from classic vanilla to rich chocolate. You can also experiment with different flavor combinations by adding complementary extracts like almond or lemon to enhance the fruity flavor.
Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned baker, this frosting is easy to make and can be customized to suit your taste. So why not give it a try and enjoy the sweet taste of summer all year round?
This Strawberry Buttercream Frosting is a delicious and easy way to add a touch of sweetness and fruitiness to your favorite desserts. Give it a try and see for yourself just how tasty it can be!
Strawberry Buttercream: Ingredients & Equipment
To make this Strawberry Buttercream Frosting, you will need …
- butter – make sure it’s at room temperature. You can use either salted or unsalted. I usually have salted butter on hand, so that’s what I usually use.
- powdered sugar – sometimes known as confectioners’ sugar.
- chopped fresh strawberries with their juices – this is what will give the buttercream all of its fruit strawberry flavors!
- large mixing bowl and electric mixer – to mix your buttercream, of course! You can use a stand mixer or a hand-held mixer for this recipe.
- rubber spatula – sometimes called a silicone spatula, to scrape down the edges of your bowl and to transfer your frosting into a piping bag or container (if using)
How to make Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
Cream the butter. Start by placing the butter in a large mixing bowl and beating it with an electric mixer until creamy.
Add the sugar and strawberries. Stop the machine and add in the powdered sugar and strawberries. Then, beat on low until the mixture is creamy and well combined. If the frosting is too thick, add more strawberries until desired consistency is reached. If the frosting is too thin, add more powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached.
Frost your cake. Use this buttercream frosting to frost your choice of cake, cupcakes, or other baked goods.
Strawberry Frosting recipe: FAQs
About 3-4 cups.
Yes, you can use frozen strawberries to make Strawberry Buttercream Frosting. Simply thaw the strawberries and puree them before adding them to the frosting. Keep in mind that using frozen strawberries may affect the consistency of the frosting, so you may need to adjust the amount of powdered sugar used to achieve the desired texture.
Strawberry Buttercream Frosting can last for up to 3-4 days when stored properly in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It’s important to note that the texture and flavor may change over time, so it’s best to use the frosting within the first few days for optimal taste and quality. If you need to store the frosting for longer than 4 days, it’s recommended to freeze it for up to 2-3 months. Allow the frosting to come to room temperature before using it again.
To store Strawberry Buttercream Frosting, transfer it to an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator. Before using the frosting again, let it come to room temperature and give it a quick stir to ensure it’s smooth and creamy. If you’re not going to use the frosting within a few days, you can also freeze it for longer-term storage.
Yes, you can substitute other fruits for strawberries in a basic buttercream frosting recipe. The key is to choose a fruit that has a similar texture and moisture content to strawberries. Some good options include raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, or cherries. Keep in mind that the flavor and color of the frosting will be different depending on the fruit you use, so adjust the amount of fruit and powdered sugar accordingly to achieve the desired taste and consistency. You can also experiment with different flavor combinations by adding complementary extracts like vanilla or almond to enhance the fruit flavor.
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Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
Ditch the canned stuff and make this Strawberry Buttercream Frosting perfect with all kinds of cakes! With only three ingredients, it is sure to become a family favorite!
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) of butter, at room temperature
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries, with their juices (plus more if needed)
- additional powdered sugar (only if needed)
- Place the butter in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Stop the machine and add in the powdered sugar and strawberries. Beat on low until the mixture is creamy and well combined. If the frosting is too thick, add more strawberries until desired consistency is reached. If the frosting is too thin, add more powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached.
- Use this buttercream frosting to frost your choice of cake, cupcakes, or other baked goods.
- Since this recipe uses fresh fruit, you may need to adjust the ratio of fruit and powdered sugar for this recipe! If your frosting is too thin, add more powdered sugar. If your berries aren't lending very much juice, you may need a few additional berries.
- Putting your decorated cake or cupcakes in the refrigerator after decorating will help the frosting set up better.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 24gProtein: 0g
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Originally published on June 17, 2015. Updated on April 13, 2023.
I love the look of this frosting. I can see it on cute little vanilla cupcake. I think I would be sneaking a spoonful too:)
One of my favorite frosting's, yummy! Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
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This is the total bomb of frosting!! Would love it on an angel food cake!!!
I love that pretty pink color and this would be the best frosting ever on so many delicious cakes! Vanilla and chocolate alike. 🙂
This looks SO good! I love homemade frosting
Yes, this one is delicious. The strawberries top the cake. ?
I made this a few nights ago! It was absolutely delicious, my go-to for icing now!
I made it it was amazing
Can you freeze this to use later?
Yes! You can freeze buttercream frosting for up to 3 months in an airtight container or freezer bag. The day before you’re ready to use it, let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then bring it to room temperature before re-whipping again.