Strawberry Frosting

Total Time:
6 min
Prep:
6 min

Yield:
about 1 pound (enough for 12 cupcakes)
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, plus extra, as needed
  • 1/4 cup whole milk, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons strawberry fruit spread or jam
Directions

In a medium bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat the butter until light and smooth. Beat in 3 cups powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth and creamy.

Beat in the strawberry fruit spread or jam into the vanilla frosting. Mix in the remaining 1 cup powdered sugar, plus extra, as needed, until smooth and creamy.


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Loved it but it was a little too sweet but when i tried again i used heavy whipping cream instead of milk & beat on high for few minutes.  Not only did this thicken the recipe but it also cut down on the sweetness item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love it!! The icing is a little thinner than typical store-bought frosting, but is absolutely delicious. A photo of my end result can be found here: http://instagram.com/p/qcWfsUNTg2/ item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried a different strawberry frosting that used real fresh strawberries first...immediately upon making it, it was delicious. But the strawberries must have turned bad because by the next day, the frosting was dry and the taste had totally changed (and was disgusting). I still wanted a homemade strawberry frosting so I thought this one with jam would last longer. Not only did it last several days, it was much better tasting than the first recipe. I will definitely be making it again and again. I received numerous compliments on this and am already thinking of different cake flavors and desserts it will pair well with. If yours came out runny, it's probably because you melted the butter in the microwave. Follow the directions and you're sure to have a hit with this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really sweet but still quite tasty. A hit with the kids. I halved the recipe and had a ton left after icing a dozen cupcakes. Was a bit thin but I made it work. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good. I used fresh strawberries that were sliced, sugared and blended. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was WAY too sweet and came out runny. item not reviewed by moderator and published
AMAZING!!!! I could literally eat a bowl of this stuff- well done Giada! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good frosting : I used 3 cups of sugar instead of the 4. It worked well for my liking item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not only delicious, but quick and easy! Just make sure to use a good strawberry preserve. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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