The Best Strawberry Buttercream

12 May

I have a new love and its name is Strawberry Buttercream.

Specifically, Sprinkles Cupcakes Strawberry Frosting, as generously shared on

Since discovering this recipe, I’ve made it three times, each with slight variations on the cake: one egg-free vanilla version, one regular vanilla version, and one devil’s food cake version. The consensus? You really can’t go wrong with this recipe. It’s sure to please the pickiest of cupcake eaters.

This recipe is easy to pipe on to the cakes, but because of the strawberry puree it is a little softer than traditional buttercream. Go with it. I was tempted to add powdered sugar to make the frosting a little firmer but my good and honest friend (who tried the first and second attempts) said the added sugar made the strawberry flavor weaker.

Previously frozen strawberries work fine but I highly recommend using organic, fresh strawberries whenever possible.



5 Responses to “The Best Strawberry Buttercream”

  1. Jenna Ellis May 12, 2010 at 11:45 pm #

    Yes! This is soooo good! I want one just looking at it!

  2. Dad May 13, 2010 at 10:44 pm #

    Brings back delicious memories!

  3. Heather Stevens May 14, 2010 at 1:04 am #

    You’re so creative Karen, I love the look of your blog!

  4. Kellie Lambert May 14, 2010 at 12:27 am #

    I can’t wait to try these. They sound so yummy! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pic too. 🙂

  5. Eme May 14, 2010 at 11:24 pm #

    I dont even like strawberry flavoured stuff – but this…. THIS I must try!

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