Strawberry Frosting

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 6 min
  • Prep: 6 min
  • Yield: about 1 pound (enough for 12 cupcakes)
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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


  1. 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.
  2. 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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