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strawberry cream cheese frosting in a metal mixing bowl on a light pink background

Strawberry Frosting

  • Author: Elizabeth Waterson I Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Enough to Generously Frost 12 Cupcakes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American


Thick, creamy, and perfectly sweet this strawberry frosting is made with cream cheese to create a perfect tang against the sweet berry flavor.


Units Scale
  • 1oz Freeze Dried Strawberries
  • 8oz Cream Cheese softened to room temperature
  • 4oz (1/2 Cup) Unsalted Butter, softened to room temperature
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 437 grams (3 1/2 Cups) Powdered Sugar/ Confectioners Sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Whole Milk or Heavy Cream


  1. In a blender or food processor mix the freeze-dried strawberries until a fine powder forms. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer beat the softened cream cheese and butter for 2 to 3 minutes on medium to high speed. You can also do this in a large bowl with a handheld mixer. The mixture should be light and fluffy.
  3. When the butter and cream cheese mixture is ready sift the salt powdered sugar directly into the bowl and mix on low for one minute, then add the freeze-dried strawberry powder and heavy cream when the powder is fully combined increase the mixing speed to medium-high and let the frosting mix for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


I don't like a ton of frosting so I can frost up to 18 cupcakes with this recipe.

Keywords: strawberry frosting, strawberry buttercream, strawberry icing

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