Strawberry Buttercream Frosting is made with 4 simple ingredients and loaded with strawberry flavor. This strawberry frosting can be used for cupcakes, cakes, or brownies.

Strawberry Cupcakes frosted with strawberry frosting on a platter
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Homemade Strawberry Frosting Buttercream Recipe is delicious and easy to make. This frosting is made with 4 simple ingredients and can be used in many different ways. It is bursting with strawberry flavor, fluffy and the best frosting. Also try Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting.

This Buttercream Strawberry Frosting Recipe can be eaten by the spoonful’s. It is creamy, delicious and full of flavor. When making a cake or cupcakes, topping it with strawberry buttercream icing makes these cake complete.

Why you will love this recipe

If you are needing an easy frosting that is simple to make, make this delicious light and fluffy strawberry frosting. I have even used it as a dip with fruit and graham crackers.

Ingredients

Ingredients needed - unsalted butter, powdered sugar, strawberries, vanilla
  • Unsalted Butter (softened) 
  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Strawberries (fresh or frozen) 
  • Vanilla Extract 

The entire ingredient list is at the bottom of the page.

How to Make Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Strawberries in a blender.

Step 1. Core the fresh strawberries. Then purée them in a food processor or blender until smooth. 

Powdered sugar in a bowl.

Step 2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and powdered sugar. Mix with a hand mixer or stand mixer until combined and fluffy. 

Puree added to sugar mixture.

Step 3. Next, add in the strawberry puree and mix until well combined. I used the bowl of a stand mixer.

Frosting ingredients combined.

Step 4. Finally, place in the refrigerator until ready to use. Then the frosting is ready to enjoy! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Frozen Strawberries?

Yes, you can frozen strawberries in this recipe. You can actually use freeze dried strawberries if you prefer. Freeze dried strawberries powdered could give your frosting more of a deeper strawberry flavor and color.

If you use frozen strawberries you can easily make this recipe year round.

How Much does this Recipe Make?

This Strawberry Buttercream Frosting makes enough to frost the following:
12-18 Cupcakes when frosting with a pipped frosting tip.
18-24 Cupcakes frosted with a thin layer with a knife.
9×13 Regular cake with a thicker layer of frosting.
Double the recipe if you are needing to frost a 3 layered cake.

How to Thicken Buttercream Frosting?

If the frosting is too thin, add more powdered sugar. If the frosting is too thick, add a small amount of milk until the frosting is the consistency that you prefer. 

Why did my Strawberry Buttercream Frosting Separate?

To make sure that your frosting doesn’t separate, make sure you start with room temperature ingredients. When ingredients are too hot or too cold that causes frosting to separate.

It is important to start with room temperature butter, making sure it is not melted but soft.

Can you Pipe Buttercream Frosting?

Yes, this buttercream frosting is perfect for piping onto cupcakes. Add the buttercream frosting to a piping bag and place your favorite piping tip on.

Then frost your cupcakes in a fun swirling motion. If you do not have a piping bag, you can use a zip lock bag with a piping tip to get the same results.

Storage

  • Room Temperature – If you leave your frosting at room temperature it will stay good for about a day on a cake.
  • Refrigerate – Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  This way you can prepare ahead of time to use for your prepared cake. Before using bring to room temperate.

Can you Freeze Strawberry Frosting?

Yes, you can freeze strawberry frosting. If you store strawberry buttercream recipe properly in the freezer, it will last about 3 months.

Place the prepared frosting in a freezer container or zip lock bag until ready to use. When ready to use, allow the frosting to thaw. Then place in a bowl and re-whip and then it is ready to frost your cake.

How to use Strawberry Frosting

This strawberry buttercream frosting that can be used on many different bake goods. These are our favorite recipes.

  • Strawberry Lemonade Bundt Cake Recipe – This sweet strawberry cake is so delicious and makes the perfect recipe for any celebration. It is bursting with lots of strawberry taste and the cake is delicious topped with this strawberry buttercream frosting.
  • Easy Homemade Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe These vanilla cupcakes are delicious and even better topped with this strawberry frosting. Add your favorite sprinkles for a fun and festive cupcakes.
  • Bake a Cake – This strawberry buttercream frosting would be delicious on any flavor of layered cakes. Make a lemon cake, strawberry cake or even a chocolate cake. Then frost with this buttercream frosting.
  • Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies Recipe. This icing is so good on sugar cookies.

Strawberry Cupcakes frosted with strawberry frosting on a platter

Expert Tips

  • Make it Fluffy – When mixing the ingredients with an electric mixer make sure to allow the ingredients to slowly combine. As you are combining ingredients increase the speed which helps make it fluffy.
  • Dairy FreeIf you prefer to make this frosting dairy free, you can make it with veggie butter.
  • Powdered Sugar Substitute – Feel free to use a powdered sugar substitute when making this frosting.
  • Preparing the Strawberries – To prepare the strawberries for blending, wash and core them. Place them in the food processor to blend thoroughly.
  • Powdered Sugar and Butter – Before blending the powdered sugar and butter, make sure the butter has come to room temperature. This helps to blend the ingredients together cream and with peaks. For best results use a mixer.
  • Chill Frosting – Before using the frosting, we recommend chilling until ready to use.
  • Piping Bag – Use a piping bag to frost cupcakes and cakes to add design. This allows you to evenly coat the cakes.
  • Frosting Cake – Before frosting cakes make sure that they are cool to room temperature. If you frost to soon it could result in messing up the cake.
  • Thicker Frosting – Add more powdered sugar if your frosting is too runny. Likewise, you can add more milk if it is too thick. Just make sure to add both of these in small increments.

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Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

5 from 7 votes
Strawberry Buttercream Frosting is made with 4 simple ingredients and loaded with strawberry flavor. This strawberry frosting can be used for cupcakes, cakes, or brownies.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 168

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Core the strawberries and purée them in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and powdered sugar with a hand held mixer or stand up mixer until combined and fluffy.
  • Then add in the pureed strawberries and mix until well combined.
  • Chill until ready to use and then the frosting is ready to enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If the frosting is too thin, add more powdered sugar and if the frosting is too thick, add a small amount of milk until the frosting is the consistency that you prefer. 
Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 168kcal, Carbohydrates 26g, Protein 0.1g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.3g, Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 2mg, Potassium 14mg, Fiber 0.1g, Sugar 25g, Vitamin A 237IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 4mg, Iron 0.05mg

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