Monday, August 24, 2009

Strawberry Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

I love making the best use of local in season ingredients. Strawberries are at the peak of their season right now and perfect for a summer dessert. I wanted something quick so I used a boxed organic cake mix and made this homemade strawberry frosting to top it. This frosting took very little effort to make. I love how the strawberries turned the frosting a beautiful pink color. Bonus, you can have pink frosting with no artificial colors! Also, if you use organic ingredients as I did, you have pure organic frosting! So much better than the canned stuff! This frosting was light and creamy and had a nice hint of strawberry flavor without being overpowering. This paired with your favorite yellow cake or cupcake recipe is a winning combination. I will definitely be making this frosting again.

Strawberry Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
1 (16 oz) package powdered sugar
1/2 cup of fresh strawberries, chopped (I used organic)

Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.

Gradually add powdered sugar alternately with strawberries, beating at low speed until blended and smooth after each addition.

Source: Honey and Jam.


Jessica Segarra said...

Sounds great!!!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Oh I'll make this for sure. My daughter is so totally over the moon for pink.

Joelen said...

This looks so delicious!!