Tuesday, October 25, 2011


This quick and easy strawberry frosting is just delightful. I used fresh strawberries, but I see no reason why frozen (thawed) strawberries wouldn't work.  It has a light, fresh, fruity flavor and was a big hit at my house.
1 cup UNSALTED butter at room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar (see note)
1 teaspoon vanilla
dash salt
5 tablespoons strawberry puree (see note)

Whip the butter, with electric mixer, until light and fluffy. Beat in powdered sugar, one cup at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally.

Add the strawberry puree (I just pureed fresh strawberries in my food processor), vanilla and salt. Beat till smooth.

NOTE: The liquid of the strawberries will vary for everyone. If your frosting seems too soft, just add extra powdered sugar (a little at a time) until you get the consistency you want.  If you are going to use this for piping trim, you'll have to add at least another cup to a cup and a half of powdered sugar.
NOTE: This recipe will easily frost 2½ dozen cupcakes if you are just frosting them with a knife.


Mary said...

lovely cupcakes!

Debbie said...

These look delicious and are so pretty too!

betty r said...

Oh Coleen that's another yummy recipe to try! Looks pretty too!

Kathleen said...

This frosting sounds delicious! Such a happy cupcake!

Katy ~ said...

Coleen, I love strawberry, and for a while now I've been looking for a good strawberry frosting recipe. Now that I have one from a trusted friend, you know this is going straight on one of my recipe cards to have and to hold :)