Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting is one of my favorites but I think I don’t like the artificial taste you get from the strawberry extract in most recipes.  Use the fresh strawberries and make fresh frosting cream. It is easy to make and has few ingredients.

Maybe you like: Strawberry Vanilla Heart-Shaped Cake- with strawberry 

Total Time

20 minutes


4 or 5

How to Make It

I’m going to show you how to make my strawberry buttercream frosting.  Please follow the step.

Step 1

I'm going to be using some freeze-dried strawberries to add tons of fruit flavor! For my strawberry frosting, I'm going to start with three cups of softened, unsalted butter. And you want the butter to be just barely soft because if it's too warm, your frosting is going to stay really flat and kind of buttery. And the secret to a really great buttercream is mixing the butter. I'm going to beat mine on medium to high speed for seven to nine minutes until it's really light and fluffy, and it should be almost like a pale white, creamy color.

Step 2

Now, scrape down the sides periodically to make sure that all of the butter is well beaten. Once my butter is nice and soft, I'm going to add in two tablespoons of chilled heavy cream. This is going to make the buttercream a little bit lighter and fluffier.  We'll add in two teaspoons of vanilla extract,  and I can also start adding my sugar. We'll need five cups of confectioners sugar. I know that sounds like a lot but this recipe does take three cups of butter! I'll start this buttercream out at a slow speed so that powdered sugar doesn't go everywhere, and then we'll turn

it up to high speed and beat for about three to four minutes, until a fluffy buttercream forms. This buttercream is so light, fluffy, and creamy! I'm going to set aside maybe about half a cup of white frosting. I'm going to use it for  garnishing the top of the cake

Step 3

And now we can add some strawberry flavor! So today, I'm going to be using some freeze-dried strawberries. I picked up a package of these - there are 34 grams, just a  little bit over one ounce - from Trader Joe's. And I pulsed the entire package through a food processor. It comes out to about a third cup of freeze-dried strawberry powder. This is going to add so much incredible flavor! Now if you can't get your hands on some freeze-dried strawberries, you can also use some strawberry preserves. Just be very careful when you add these in. Once you add them in, don't over mix the buttercream because it can start to separate.  So, we're going to drop this into our buttercream, and start this out at a slow speed so that powder doesn't go flying everywhere.

And check out this buttercream! I didn't add any food coloring, that's all a natural, strawberry pink color and it tastes incredible! I  love having that real strawberry flavor in there. This is ready to be used.


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3 cups unsalted butter, softened at room temp
2 tbsp heavy cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
5 cups confectioner's sugar
1.2 oz package of freeze-dried strawberries,
1/3 cup strawberry jam red food color

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