This foolproof frosting keeps it simple. While very sweet, it's just the thing to balance the natural flavor of a homestyle scratch cake recipe. I used it the first time to lighten up a cake made with a heavy whole grain white flour. Uh-mazing!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat butter and cream cheese together in a bowl using an electric mixer until creamy and smooth. Add confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, to creamed butter with the mixer on low speed until smooth and creamy; beat in strawberry jam and vanilla extract.

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Nutrition Facts

301 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 38.6g; fat 16.5g; cholesterol 46.1mg; sodium 43.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2014
Very easy to make and tasted delicious! I also tried it with raspberry preserves and was just as tasty. I do though always add 1/4 tsp of salt to even out the sweetness. Thank you for the recipe. Happy Baking Everyone!! :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/19/2015
It came out really runny and sticky and after adding so much additional confectioners sugar it was just too sweet. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2014
Very easy to make and tasted delicious! I also tried it with raspberry preserves and was just as tasty. I do though always add 1/4 tsp of salt to even out the sweetness. Thank you for the recipe. Happy Baking Everyone!! :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2014
I was looking for a pumpkin cream cheese frosting, when I came across this one. I substituted the jam with Libby's pure pumpkin and added some cinnamon, ground cloves, and nutmeg to it. It came out super creamy and delicious!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2014
Excellent frosting! It's so creamy & slightly gooey. I used Kirkland Signature Organic Strawberry Spread from Costco for this recipe. I put it over a chocolate cake recipe I get from the Hershey's cocoa container. For the cake recipe itself I substitute half the sugar as packed light brown & sometimes use heavy cream in place of the milk. I also like to use some Rodelle cocoa powder whenever possible. This frosting perfected the super moist chocolate cake for a decadent treat. My husband couldn't resist it. I can see this very simple recipe being easily modified with other flavors like cherry with almond extract. Hmmm... I think I'm going to try peach over a yellow cake next. I like the pumpkin idea too. Definitely saving this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2014
Very yummy!!!! Not overly sweet. I used Smuckers strawberry jam. I am going to try this for orange cupcakes and use orange marmalade in the frosting!!!!! YUMMY!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2015
I used blueberry jam and lemon extract in place of strawberry jam and vanilla. It was delicious on lemon cake. It is a generous amount of icing. I had a little left over so I iced some graham crackers for a snack. Will definitely keep this recipe close to hand. It is quick and easy . I also like being able to switch out jams for different flavors. Cherry and lingonberry also good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2016
Followed recipe as is and was perfect. It is a bit gooey but perfect for covering a cake. If you want to pipe at all this is not a good recipe or would need some adjustments. Taste great can't wait to test other flavor jams. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2015
This is my first time making a homemade frosting, and it turned out wonderful! I am pairing it with a basic white cake recipe I found on here as well for my daughter's 3rd b-day tomorrow. I added more strawberry jam for more flavor and red food coloring for a bold color. Funny thing is, I had to make 4x the recipe for the cake, but I actually ran out of about 1 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar but it still tastes great! I think if I added the rest of it, that it may have been too sweet. Well done, and I will recommend to everyone! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2014
It was easy and amazing! Sweet creamy and tasty!! Will use it again! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2015
This was really good though we used more jam making the icing and adorable pink colour! So good on lemon cupcakes. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/19/2015
It came out really runny and sticky and after adding so much additional confectioners sugar it was just too sweet. Read More
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