Real Strawberry Icing

    40 minutes

    This butter icing is made with fresh strawberries for an intense and real strawberry flavour and colour without using extracts or jelly. It involves making a strawberry puree. If you love strawberries, you'll love this icing!

    52 people made this

    Serves: 18 

    • 160g fresh strawberries
    • 225g butter
    • 2 1/2 cups icing sugar, sifted, divided
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Place strawberries in a blender; puree until smooth.
    2. Transfer strawberry puree to a saucepan over medium heat; bring to the boil, stirring often, until puree is reduced by at least half, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.
    3. Beat butter with an electric mixer in a bowl until light and fluffy.
    4. Beat 1 cup of icing sugar into butter until just blended.
    5. Beat 2 tablespoons cooled strawberry puree and vanilla extract into butter mixture until just blended.
    6. Add another cup of icing sugar, followed by 2 tablespoons strawberry puree; beat until blended. Repeat with remaining 1/2 cup icing sugar and puree, adding in batches and beating well until just blended.


    For more intense strawberry flavour, reduce strawberry puree longer until desired intensity is reached.

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    I really wanted that strawberry flavor to shine--what I did was add one teaspoon of strawberry extract and add an additional teaspoon of confectioners' sugar to make up for the additional liquid. I also added a dash of salt because Grandma taught me to always do so when making homemade frosting. This was FANTASTIC. It turned out like bakery frosting and the family kept eating the frosting off the cake.........and leaving the cake!  -  23 May 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Fabulous recipe. I did use more strawberries (I like the flavor) and ended up not using 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar. Overall divine!  -  12 Apr 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was a perfect find for me today! Me and the little guy made some cupcakes that we stuffed w/ Golden Oreos (we were playing, lol), and I was looking for a different type of frosting besides the usual chocolate or vanilla...then I stumbled upon Marianne's pic in the photo pages (Thanks, Marianne!), and I decided that this was it. It also worked out b/c I had some strawberries that were a little past their prime, so what better to do w/ them than make this... LOVED the fresh flavor, and so simple to make too! Thanks, Candice, for a wonderfully delicious frosting~YUM!  -  11 Apr 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)