Strawberry Frosting Recipe

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Strawberry Frosting Recipe

A frosting that is smooth, buttery, and all about strawberry – today I bring you the best ever strawberry buttercream frosting you will ever taste that you would want to eat just by itself! 

I LOVE strawberries; well, who doesn’t? Those who don’t actually miss out on the great combination of sweet and sour at the same time. Strawberries go well with so many desserts, be it cakes, cupcakes, fruit tarts, mousse, entremets, you name it!


As a kid, I used to eat strawberry cakes which I later learned had only artificial essence in it and color as well. Nothing about it was authentic. You may still find such cream cakes in the market. Well, first, they are cost-effective, so many bakeries play the safe game. 

But how can we home bakers do that? I always say to use natural flavorings as much as possible to give your products the most authentic flavor. So in my frosting recipe also, I have used strawberry puree as the flavoring. The plus point here is it also gives a lovely pink hue to the frosting, so you don’t need gel color. 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe? 

  • The Texture: Silky smooth buttercream is all you need to make a great cake or cupcake. The texture of this buttercream is so velvety. It doesn’t feel heavy and dense in your mouth, so you end up eating the whole piece you took. 
  • Real Flavour: Puree and compotes provide a much better, real, and authentic flavor than any synthetic essence. They provide a natural taste in the sense that both sweet and sour flavors are in them. 
  • Super Easy: The Recipe is pretty straightforward, and you can make it in no time. Make a fresh batch anytime you need and pair it with your favorite dessert. 

Important Ingredients Used In The Recipe

  • Unsalted Butter: Room temperature soft unsalted butter is required for the recipe. Do not use hard or cold butter, as it won’t whip properly. Also, do not use too soft butter(almost melting), as that makes a very fluid frosting. Soft butter means that you are able to press the butter, and it still holds its shape. 
  • Strawberry Puree: You can make your own puree or use a store-bought one. Both will work fine for this recipe. 
  • Icing Sugar: Always sift the icing sugar before using it, as it eliminates the lumps that are present in it. 
  • Salt: It is needed to lift and enhance the flavor of the frosting. Without salt, you may not taste the flavor as it should.

How To Make Strawberry Frosting 

Preparation: Collect all ingredients as well as tools needed to make the frosting. 

Mix Puree and Sugar: Mix strawberry puree and sifted icing sugar in a bowl. Stir until the sugar dissolves thoroughly.


Beat Butter: Now, beat the softened unsalted butter using an electric hand beater, keeping it at medium speed. Beat it until the butter turns pale and becomes fluffy. 

Add Puree-Sugar Mixture: Gradually add the icing sugar and strawberry puree mixture made earlier along with salt and beat. Continue beating until the entire mixture is well incorporated into the butter. 

Chef’s Tips For The Recipe

Add Mixture in Batches

Prefer to add the strawberry puree and icing sugar mixture into the butter in batches. This will ensure that the mixture gets incorporated thoroughly. 

Tip For Icing sugar

Only use store-bought icing sugar, as it contains 3% cornstarch in it. Do not grind sugar at home, and use that as icing sugar. This sugar won’t be evenly ground; hence it will give grittiness to the frosting. Also, it won’t have the cornstarch added, so it won’t be that smooth.

How To Store Strawberry Frosting 

I recommend using freshly made buttercream when required for your desserts. 

You can store this frosting (whether leftover or pre-made) in the refrigerator in an airtight box for up to a week and in the freezer for a month. 

More Easy Recipes

You can look for more such amazing frostings for your desserts

Blueberry Frosting

Whipped Cream Frosting 

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I add color if I need? 

Yes, you can. Although the puree provides some color to the frosting. But if you need more dark pink color, you can use a drop of pink gel color. 

What can I pair this frosting with? 

Strawberry frosting will go well with cakes and cupcakes of flavors like lemon, chocolate, coconut, vanilla, and white chocolate. 

Can I use fresh strawberries in the frosting? 

You add finely chopped strawberry pieces to the frosting. I would recommend using a broad nozzle for it so that the pieces do not get stuck in the nozzle. 

What else can I add to strawberry frosting? 

You can add some nuts, chocolate chips, sprinkles, and desiccated coconut to give additional flavor to your frosting.

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Strawberry Frosting Recipe

Strawberry Frosting: Buttery, sweet, tangy, and yummy – the best ever strawberry buttercream frosting that you’ll taste!! 

  • Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 300g Unsalted Butter
  • 150g Icing Sugar
  • 60g Strawberry Puree
  • 1/8 Tsp Salt


  1. In a bowl, mix the strawberry puree and sugar. Try to mix until the sugar dissolves. Keep this aside.
  2. Beat the softened unsalted butter using an electric hand beater, keeping the speed at a medium pace. Beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the strawberry and sugar mixture to the butter in batches along with the salt and beat till everything is fully incorporated.
  • Author: Chef Mansi Jain
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

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