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The Best Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
4.5 from 2 votes

The Best Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

The Best Strawberry Buttercream Frosting is simply the most delicious icing flavored with fresh strawberries and perfect for cakes or cupcakes!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, cupcakes, frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 151 kcal
Author Lise Ode


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 16 ounces powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (substitute almond milk, if desired)
  • 1/4 cup strawberries (about 6 medium sized fresh strawberries)
  • 1/2 teaspoon strawberry extract


  1. Add strawberries and cream (or almond milk) to a blender and process untill you have a smooth puree. Set aside.

  2. Beat softened butter on medium speed with an electric or stand mixer. Beat for 3 minutes until smooth and creamy.

  3. Add powdered sugar, strawberry cream puree and strawberry extract with the mixer running on low. Increase to high speed and beat for 3 minutes.

  4. If the frosting is too thick, you can add a little more cream. Just add one tablespoon at a time, then mix thoroughly until you get the consistency you like.

  5. This frosting works well for piping onto cupcakes with a pastry bag that's fitted with a 1M nozzle.

  6. Enough to frost 18 cupcakes or a 9-inch round layer cake. Store frosting in refrigerator up to one week. Let it come to room temperature before eating. If you are using it to frost the cake after it's chilled, let it come to room temperature, then beat it for about 15-30 seconds to get it fluffy again.

Recipe Notes

Note: If you don't have heavy cream, you can use regular milk, almond milk or water instead. If using milk or water, I would try 3 tablespoons instead of 1/4 cup. If it's too thick, add another tablespoon or two.

Nutrition Facts
The Best Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 69mg3%
Potassium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 273IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.