Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

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July 14, 2011 by Flora Dawn

Let’s face it, cream cheese frosting is simply amazing. What simple frosting can turn an ordinary carrot cake, or just about any cake for that matter, into something divine?

The recipes are fairly straight forward, throw butter, cream cheese, and some confectioners’ sugar into a bowl and whip until soft, creamy frosting is created. And I bet you can’t stop yourself from sneaking a finger into the bowl just to make sure it tastes just right before frosting that cake 🙂

Well, what if you add some fresh fruit to the cream cheese frosting ingredients? You get a really nice twist on the original. Rich, decadent, and simply bursting with flavor, this Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting is something any berry lover should try. And it’s a pretty pink hue without any food coloring!

I have made it several times for Strawberry Cake and Strawberry Cupcakes, however I think it would be equally delicious on a white or chocolate cake.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

I thought more strawberries would be better, but the result was simply runny frosting; so if you have nice fresh, juicy strawberries, don’t get too carried away with how many you add, or you’ll need more sugar to thicken it.

  • 1 large or 2 small strawberries (rinsed and green tops removed)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened (I’ve used full-fat and reduced-fat)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  1. In a large bowl, mash strawberry with fork. Add the cream cheese and butter and beaut with an electric mixer until combined. Add the sugar and beat on low until the sugar is mixed in well; increase speed and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

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2 thoughts on “Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. What a great idea to add strawberries to the frosting. I bet it taste great. I make a skinny carrot cake and I’m going to try adding strawberries to my cream cheese frosting!

  2. Such a simple yet irresistible recipe! We’ll definitely have to keep this in mind for the next office birthday – what a great topping for a large, shareable cake! Great job with this recipe! 🙂

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