Photo: Iain Bagwell; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Hadas Smirnoff
Active Time:
10 Mins
Total Time:
15 Mins
Yield:
About 4 cups

Celebrate springtime and the arrival of fresh strawberries with this Strawberry Frosting. With a short ingredient list and just 15 minutes, you have a decadently beautiful frosting. We love including the freshest ingredients in our recipes, so stock up on strawberries while they’re in season. Whether you’re using it to dress up vanilla cupcakes, make a layer-cake masterpiece, cover an ice box pie, or spread over a sheet cake for a crowd, this strawberry icing is the sweetest way to welcome warm weather. This gorgeous white frosting with flecks of fresh strawberries would be ideal on mini cupcakes for a bridal or baby shower, and the colors would look perfectly patriotic with a blueberry dessert for the Fourth of July. If you’re a fan of strawberry cake, this icing recipe needs to be the next one you use to top it off. If you’d rather your strawberry desserts be painted pink, just add a drop of pink food coloring gel.

How to Make It

Beat butter with a heavy-duty stand mixer on medium speed until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, vanilla extract, salt, and 2 Tablespoons whole milk, beating until blended. Gently fold in chopped fresh strawberries. Stir in up to 1 Tablespoon whole milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached. The frosting can be made 1 day in advance; store in the refrigerator.