This is the frosting you dream about.
It tastes like strawberry ice cream and it will change the way you look at frosting.
I made this to go on top of my strawberry cupcakes and let me tell you…it’s magic.
Best of luck in trying not to eat the whole bowl before your cake/cupcakes are frosted!
Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Buttercream
1/2 Cup Whole Strawberries (about 3 tablespoons)
2 Sticks (1 Cup) Butter, A bit cooler than room temp
Pinch of Salt
3 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar, Sifted
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
If you have not already pureed your strawberries, do so by placing them in a food processor and mixing until a sauce forms. If you make the strawberry cupcakes, just make sure you have about 3 tablespoons reserved for the frosting.
In a bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter until it is light and fluffy, anywhere between 3-5 minutes.
Reduce mixer speed and slowly add confectioners sugar beating well until combined and turning up to a higher setting to reach a desired and fluffy texture.
Add vanilla and 3 tablespoons of strawberry puree and blend for about 1 minute on low.
Place in a pastry bag or frosting gun and frost cupcakes. Serve at room temperature (otherwise frosting will be really hard) and enjoy!
Recipe from Sprinkles’ Strawberry Frosting on marthastewart.com