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fresh strawberry buttercream frosting

Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting is the perfect way to bring the summer flavor of strawberries to your birthday or holiday celebrations. Yummy Dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword buttercream, frosting, icing, strawberry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Author Gina Kleinworth


  • 2 cups butter 4 sticks - room temperature
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp table salt
  • 7 cups confectioners sugar
  • ¾ cup strawberry puree or you can use jam
  • pink food color *opt I used 15-20 drops of gel

Fresh Strawberry Puree (to equal 3/4 cup)

  • cups   fresh strawberries about 10-12
  • 2 tbsp   granulated sugar


  • Place the butter in a large mixer bowl and beat on high until light and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla and salt, mix until just combined.
  • Slowly beat in the confectioner’s sugar, 1 cup at a time making sure it is completely incorporated each time before adding the next cup.
  • Fold in the strawberry puree or jam.
  • Beat in the food color- if using.

Fresh Strawberry Puree

  • Combine the strawberries and sugar in a small food processor or blender and pulse until it reaches the consistency of thin jam.


Keep in mind that the color of the frosting will intensify as it sits. But it is far more subtle than when the color is baked into the cake.