Strawberry Buttercream Frosting uses 5 simple ingredients to create a light, creamy frosting that’s perfect for cupcakes, cakes, and more! Made with real strawberries for the best flavor!
Give this homemade buttercream frosting a try on my Strawberries & Cream Cupcakes or Strawberry Chocolate Cupcakes!
This Strawberry Buttercream Frosting is made with sweet, juicy, fresh berries, taking all of your favorite desserts to a whole new level of deliciousness with its incredible strawberry flavor!
Use it to frost Soft Sugar Cookies, pipe it on Cupcakes, or layer it on a Cake! Whatever you choose to frost just be prepared to lick the bowl and the spoon because this frosting is THAT good!
With minimal ingredients and limited hands-on time, you’ll love whipping this up for all of your dessert needs!
To make this Homemade Strawberry Buttercream Recipe you’ll start by cooking the Strawberry Puree. For this, you’ll need strawberries, granulated sugar, and lemon juice.
Fresh strawberries would be best, but you could also use frozen berries as well. Just be sure to thaw them before following the recipe instructions for the puree.
Once the strawberry reduction has cooked and cooled, it will combine with salted butter and confectioners’ sugar to finish the buttercream frosting! Afterward, all that’s left to do is pipe the strawberry frosting onto all of your favorite desserts!
How To Make Homemade Strawberry Buttercream
- Heat the destemmed strawberries, lemon juice, and granulated sugar in a medium saucepan until boiling. Afterward, reduce the heat and stir the mixture often while it continues to reduce.
- Cool the strawberry reduction completely.
- Beat the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment or by using a hand mixer.
- Add in the powdered sugar gradually.
- Mix in the strawberry reduction until the buttercream reaches your desired consistency.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Store This Homemade Buttercream Frosting?
Store the frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use it within a week. You can also freeze the buttercream for up to one month.
Is There A Way To Smooth Out The Strawberry Puree Before Adding It To The Frosting Recipe?
For a smoother puree, you can add it to an emulsion blender or a food processor.
What Can I Use In This Strawberry Buttercream Recipe Instead Of Strawberry Reduction?
If you want to skip making homemade strawberry puree, you could swap it out for strawberry jam.
Can I Keep The Leftover Strawberry Puree?
Absolutely! The leftovers can be used on pancakes, French toast, over ice cream, or even added to cocktails and fresh lemonades!
Leftover puree can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Homemade buttercream like this Strawberry Buttercream makes desserts pop with amazing flavor! Here are more homemade buttercream recipes to tuck away and use another time!
- Chocolate Malt Buttercream – Rich chocolate frosting made with Ovaltine Chocolate Malt Powder!
- Best Chocolate Buttercream Frosting – Light, fluffy, and wonderfully chocolaty!
- Lemon Buttercream – Pair this with Earl Grey Cake for a dessert that’s perfect for tea lovers!
- Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting – Made with only 5 easy ingredients!
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- Stand mixer
- Rubber Spatula
- 4 cups strawberries fresh or frozen (thawed)
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup salted butter room temperature
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 4 Tablespoons strawberry puree
- Remove the stems of the strawberries and add them to a medium pot with the sugar and lemon juice.4 cups strawberries, ¼ cup granulated sugar, 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently to avoid boiling. Once this mixture begins to simmer, reduce the heat to medium-low. Stir often until the strawberries break down adn reduce by half, this should take 20 to 30 minutes. Use an emulsion blender if you like the puree to be smoother.
- When the reduction is finished, remove it from the heat and allow it to come to room temperature before adding it to the recipe.
- In a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter until light and smooth.1 cup salted butter
- Add in the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, mixing between each addition until smooth and fully incorporated.3 cups powdered sugar
- Then add the strawberry reduction and whip at high speed until the desired consistency is reached.4 Tablespoons strawberry puree
- How To Store: Store the frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use it within a week. You can also freeze the buttercream for up to one month.
- Is There A Way To Smooth Out The Strawberry Puree Before Adding It To The Frosting Recipe? For a smoother puree, you can add it to an emulsion blender or a food processor.
- What Can I Use In This Strawberry Buttercream Recipe Instead Of Strawberry Puree? If you want to skip making homemade strawberry puree, you could swap it out for strawberry jam.
- Can I Keep The Leftover Strawberry Puree? Absolutely! The leftovers can be used on pancakes, French toast, over ice cream, or even added to cocktails and fresh lemonades! Leftover puree can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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