easy homemade strawberry cake
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5 from 2 votes

easy strawberry cake frosting

The best strawberry cake frosting for your fresh strawberry cake!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3 to 4 cups of confectioners sugar start with 3 and see if more is needed
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk or heavy cream
  • 1 cup medium strawberries pureed (makes about 1/2 cup)

Instructions

  • Puree your strawberries, transfer to a small saucepan and boil gently until reduced by half (about 20 minutes). Cool completely. You want to end up with about 1/2 cup pureed strawberries
  • Beat butter and sugar together well (at least a couple of minutes)
  • Add salt,  extract, and cream and beat again until light and fluffy.
  • Stir in the cooled strawberry puree.

Notes

I generally only add 3 cups of sugar to this frosting. It cause the frosting to be thinner and doesn't allow for spreading along the sides of a layer cake.