Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Quick and easy strawberry buttercream frosting recipe for cupcakes and cakes. This fresh strawberry frosting is smooth, creamy, easy to spread and pipe.

Servings: 3 cups
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 4207 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 11/2 cup Strawberries Fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup Butter Unsalted
  • 1/4 cup Shortening
  • 4-5 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Strawberry Extract Optional but highly recommended
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract


  1. Add strawberries in a blender and puree until smooth.

  2. Strain to remove all the seeds and any leftover chunks. 

  3. Pour the puree in a saucepan and cook on medium high heat for about 10 minutes until the puree is reduced by half.

  4. Chill puree the freezer so that it cools down quickly.

  5. While puree is cooling down, cream together butter and shortening in a mixing bowl.

  6. Add powdered sugar, alternating with strawberry puree and continue mixing until mixture is smooth and creamy. 

  7. Add strawberry and vanilla extracts and mix again. Frost your cakes and cupcakes and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4207 Calories from Fat 2133
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 237g 365%
Saturated Fat 129g 645%
Cholesterol 488mg 163%
Sodium 1640mg 68%
Potassium 1266mg 36%
Total Carbohydrates 540g 180%
Dietary Fiber 15g 60%
Sugars 508g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 115.4%
Vitamin C 564.5%
Calcium 18.1%
Iron 19.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.