Filled with contemporary strawberry puree, strawberry frosting is a summery addition to your favourite desserts and cupcakes!
In case you’re a baker and a mother or father, you in all probability know the way birthdays are sometimes an opportunity to give you new recipes. You by no means know what sort of cake your youngsters are going to request, in spite of everything.
When my right-hand lady, Stephie, was getting ready for daughter’s third birthday this yr, she requested her what sort of cake she wished. The reply? Pink!
So this strawberry frosting acquired paired with a strawberry cake (recipe coming quickly!) and he or she had one pleased three yr previous.
So after all we had to verify all of you had this strawberry frosting recipe, too. In any case, you by no means know when another person would possibly have to make their toddler a pink cake!
STRAWBERRY BUTTERCREAM FROSTING WITH FRESH STRAWBERRIES
Once you bake as a lot as I do, it’s good to have just a few totally different frosting recipes up your sleeve.
I imply, it’s fairly exhausting to go improper with my home made buttercream frosting – it’s a reader favourite for a purpose! And there are occasions when cream cheese frosting is the right alternative.
However typically you need one thing somewhat totally different, ya know?
That’s once I like to make strawberry frosting!
I’ve seen fairly just a few recipes on the market. A few of them use jam, a few of them use freeze-dried strawberries. However I like to make use of contemporary strawberry puree in mine.
I like that the contemporary strawberries don’t add any further sugar like a jam would, simply contemporary strawberry taste!
Plus the beautiful pink coloration it offers the frosting is simply so pretty.
Can you utilize frozen strawberries on this frosting?
In case you stay someplace the place contemporary strawberries aren’t at all times available or the place they aren’t tremendous candy and flavorful within the winter, don’t fear.
You’ll be able to simply use frozen strawberries on this recipe as an alternative. Simply be sure to thaw the berries earlier than you puree them.
HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY FROSTING
In case you’ve at all times been intimidated by the concept of constructing your personal frosting, don’t be! It’s tremendous simple and the feel and taste is unbelievable.
Different components you’ll want
Along with the strawberry puree, you solely want three different components for this strawberry frosting:
- Unsalted butter: Ensure your butter is at room temperature earlier than you attempt to make the frosting. I’ve some suggestions for methods to soften butter shortly if you happen to overlook to set it out forward of time.
- Powdered sugar: This recipe wants quite a lot of powdered sugar. I’ve a submit on methods to make powdered sugar – if you happen to run out, you should utilize these suggestions for making an incredible substitute that you should utilize on this frosting.
- Vanilla extract: Despite the fact that this can be a strawberry frosting recipe, somewhat little bit of vanilla goes a good distance in rounding out the flavors and taking the frosting to the subsequent stage.
Making this recipe
You’ll positively need a mixer for this recipe. I like to recommend a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, however you should utilize a hand mixer as effectively.
Earlier than doing the rest, beat the softened butter on medium-high velocity for about 5 minutes.
After that, you may flip the mixer to low and slowly add the powdered sugar. As soon as the sugar is completely included, add the vanilla and about 3 tablespoons of the strawberry puree.
Give the frosting a style, checking the flavour and the feel. You’ll be able to determine if you happen to’d like so as to add extra of the remaining puree for extra strawberry taste and a creamier texture. I virtually at all times add the total 5 tablespoons.
It’s necessary to notice you can add greater than 5 tablespoons of puree, however it could end in a thinner frosting, so hold that in thoughts earlier than including extra.
When the flavour is the place you need it to be, flip the mixer again to medium-high and beat for an additional 3-4 minutes to make the frosting tremendous gentle and fluffy.
Now it’s able to pipe or unfold onto your favourite desserts or cupcakes!
This strawberry frosting is scrumptious on all kinds of desserts and cupcakes.
After all it’s good for pairing with easy vanilla cupcakes or yellow cake, however it may possibly even be a yummy addition to funfetti cupcakes.
Use my doctored cake combine to whip up a fast and straightforward cake or cupcakes in virtually any taste to pair with it.
Wish to go the chocolate route? Strive it with the perfect chocolate cake, black magic cake, or eggless chocolate cake.
And, after all, you may’t go improper with placing strawberry frosting with simple strawberry cupcakes!
STORAGE AND FREEZING
As soon as the frosting has been piped onto your cake or cupcakes, you may retailer them at room temperature or within the fridge if your home is heat. In case you go the fridge route, let the cake or cupcakes come to room temperature earlier than serving.
If you wish to make the frosting forward of time, place it in an hermetic container and retailer it within the fridge for as much as 2 days.
Once you’re prepared to make use of the frosting, let it come to room temperature. Then whip it together with your mixer for a minute or two to revive the feel earlier than piping or spreading onto your cake.
You’ll be able to even freeze this frosting! Freeze it in an hermetic container for as much as a month.
To thaw, place it within the fridge for as much as a day. Let the frosting come to room temperature and whip it together with your mixer for 1-2 minutes earlier than piping or spreading onto your cake.
Irrespective of the way you get pleasure from it, this strawberry frosting is bound to be a recipe you’ll come again to repeatedly.