Strawberries and Cream Buttercream

Smooth and creamy strawberry buttercream made with real strawberries and cream cheese. Tastes like a strawberry smoothie! This recipe will generously frost 24 cupcakes or 1 cake. Refrigerate if not using immediately. You may need to return frosting to room temperature before using.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
24 servings


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

  • 1 stick salted butter, softened

  • 7 cups confectioners' sugar, or more as needed

  • ¼ cup frozen sliced strawberries in sugar, thawed

  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 drop red food coloring, or as desired


  1. Beat cream cheese and butter together in a mixing bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add 1 cup confectioner's sugar, strawberries, strawberry extract, vanilla extract, and red food coloring. Mix on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add remaining confectioner's sugar, 1 cup at a time as needed, until desired consistency is reached.

Cook's Note:

You may not need all of the confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

210 Calories
7g Fat
37g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 17mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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