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Strawberry Buttercream Frosting that You Can Pipe

A strawberry frosting made with butter, real strawberries and you can pipe it.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 7 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Strawberry Sauce
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • Make Strawberry Sauce and reduce down
  • Mix ingredients. Reduce to a very thick sauce. Cool.
  • Make Frosting
  • Whip butter until very fluffy. Add salt.
  • Add cream cheese. Mix again.
  • Add in 1/2 cup strawberry sauce. Mix well.
  • Add in confectioner's sugar a cup at a time.
  • If you find your frosting still too thin, slowly add in more whipped butter. It's the butter that brings the body to the frosting. Adding more sugar will not give more body.


This recipe makes enough frosting for a triple layer cake that follows.
You can add a tablespoon of very cold heavy cream or tablespoon of cream cheese to thicken more.
You can also use strawberry simple syrup and reduce it down to a thick gel.