Learn how to make Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting with fresh strawberries! The Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting is rich, smooth, and filled with strawberry taste due to a unique addition: crushed, freeze-dried strawberries! It’s perfect for cakes, cupcakes, or any other dessert that needs a boost of fresh strawberry flavor.
The great thing about strawberry cream cheese frosting is that it can be made ahead of time and kept in the freezer until needed.
Your desserts will be happier with strawberry cream cheese frosting.
Your loved ones, friends, and buyers at the bake sale will be pleased.
And I can assure you that it will delight any 4-year-old who likes strawberries very much.
STRAWBERRY CREAM CHEESE FROSTING INGREDIENTS
To make a simple strawberry cream cheese frosting, you’ll require these ingredients:
- Sugar: Strawberries are naturally sweet, but they require a little help to balance out.
- Butter: Butter is the foundation of any good frosting. Not margarine, but real butter. If using unsalted butter, season with a pinch of salt.
- Cream cheese: Mixing cream cheese with butter creates tangy frosting. Use full-fat cream cheese; fat-free or whipped won’t work.
- Powdered sugar: It not only balances the fat but also thickens the frosting, making it easier to pour or pipe onto your dish.
- Vanilla extract: Vanilla, like salt, brings out the other flavors in the dessert.
HOW TO MAKE THIS STRAWBERRY CREAM CHEESE FROSTING RECIPE
STEP ONE: Beat together the cream cheese and butter until fluffy, approximately for 4 minutes.
STEP TWO: Add the vanilla essence and beat for 1 minute, or until blended.
THREE: Gradually mix in 6 cups of powdered sugar.
FOUR: Mix in the pulsated strawberries until thoroughly combined.
Recommended: For piping the frosting, chilling for 30-40 minutes is recommended. For frosting a cake 30 minutes is sufficient.
FIVE: Chill for 30 minutes before using the piping tool.
OTHER FLAVOR OPTIONS
You can customize cream cheese frosting with various freeze-dried fruits, making it versatile and delicious!
Nowadays, you can easily find a wide range of freeze-dried fruits like peaches, cherries, mangoes, pineapples, bananas, blueberries, and blackberries.
Make sure to use freeze-dried fruit, as it can be powdered easily. Avoid dried fruit, as it stays chewy and won’t turn into powder, no matter how hard you try! 😉
Furthermore, because freeze-dried fruit is always available, you may prepare fruit-flavored frosting all year long without worrying about whether the fruit is perfectly sweet and in season.
HOW TO SERVE
This creamy strawberry frosting elevates birthday cakes and cupcakes for kids’ celebrations or baby showers with its delightful pink flavor.
IN THE FRIDGE: Store extra frosting in a sealed container in the fridge for up to one week.
IN THE FREEZER: Store strawberry frosting in the freezer for one month until ready to use on cakes or cupcakes.
TIPS & TRICKS For STRAWBERRY CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
This frosting will become lighter and fluffier as you continue to whip it for a longer time.
Plan on making a double amount of frosting because piping the frosting requires a lot more frosting than spreading it with a knife.
A bit of almond extract adds a pleasant touch to the frosting. However, if you don’t have any almond extract on hand, you may omit it from the frosting, It’s still tasty without it.
This strawberry frosting freezes well, lasting in the freezer for a month, ready for your use.
To achieve a deeper pink frosting, add a drop or two three of red food coloring.
Use full-fat cream cheese for the best creamy, thick consistency in this recipe. Avoid low-fat or fat-free alternatives.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
- 16 ounces Cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 1 cup Salted butter, softened to room temperature
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 6 cups Confectioner's powdered sugar
- 2 ½ cup Freeze-dried strawberries, pulsated to a powder
- Beat together the cream cheese and butter until fluffy, approximately for 4 minutes.
- Add the vanilla essence and beat for 1 minute, or until blended.
- Gradually mix in 6 cups of powdered sugar.
- Mix in the pulsated strawberries until thoroughly combined.
- Chill for 30 minutes before using the piping tool.