easy strawberry cake frosting
The best strawberry cake frosting for your fresh strawberry cake!
at room temperature
3 to 4
of confectioners sugar
start with 3 and see if more is needed
tablespoon milk or heavy cream
pureed (makes about 1/2 cup)
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.
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.