Strawberry Cream Cheese Buttercream
Here’s a pretty-in-pink frosting that tastes great, without adding any food coloring. This sweet frosting is a favorite with children, who tend to devour it before you’re able to put it on the cupcakes.
Store frosting in an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use or for up to 4 days. Let soften at room temperature before using.
Total Timeunder 15 minutes
Make Ahead RecipeYes
Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and Texturebuttery, creamy, fruity, sweet, tangy
- 4 oz (125 g) cream cheese, at room temperature
- ¼ cup (50 mL) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- Pinch salt
- 2½ cups (625 mL) confectioners sugar (icing sugar)
- 1/3 cup (75 mL) strawberry jam
- 1 tsp( 5 mL) grated lemon zest
In a bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat together cream cheese, butter and salt until creamy. With mixer on low speed, beat in confectioner’s sugar, ½ cup (125 mL) at a time so that the sugar doesn’t fly all over the place. Increase speed to medium-high and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in strawberry jam and lemon zest.
Spread frosting over cooled cupcakes and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Variation: Omit the lemon zest or substitute orange or lime zest.
2005 Julie Hasson