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I wanted REAL strawberry frosting for my Real Strawberry Cupcakes and could not find an acceptable recipe. I wanted an intense strawberry taste without using an extract or gelatin. I came up with this recipe using a strawberry puree reduction that is truly the strawberry-est. If you love strawberries, you'll LOVE THIS!!!

Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins
40 mins
18 servings


Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place strawberries in a blender; puree until smooth.

  • Transfer strawberry puree to a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil, stirring often, until puree is reduced by at least half, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.

  • Beat butter with an electric mixer in a bowl until light and fluffy.

  • Beat 1 cup confectioners' sugar into butter until just blended.

  • Beat 2 tablespoons strawberry puree and vanilla extract into butter mixture until just blended.

  • Repeat with 1 cup confectioners' sugar, followed by 2 tablespoons strawberry puree two more times.

  • Beat last 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar into mixture until just blended.

Cook's note:

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

Nutrition Facts

189 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 25g; fat 10.3g; cholesterol 27.1mg; sodium 73mg. Full Nutrition