This recipe for strawberry buttercream frosting uses just freeze dried strawberries for the perfect flavor and pretty pink color. It is free of artificial colors and flavors and no cooking is required. This is my kind of recipe, especially when it’s too hot to turn on the stove.
I had tried make strawberry frosting with a recipe I found on-line which called for fresh strawberries. Even after cooking down, they made the frosting was too runny to pipe on cupcakes. This is a must for me!
These gluten-free vanilla cupcakes or my gluten-free strawberry cupcakes are perfect with this strawberry frosting. See my full list of gluten-free cupcake recipes. Pipe some onto this ganache glazed chocolate sponge cake for a perfect decoration.
Freeze Dried Strawberries
First grind the dried strawberries to a powder up in the blender or food processor. I have even used my smoothie maker to grind them – it it works well too. Then run the powder through a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds or your frosting will have a seedy texture. Mix this into the butter with the powdered sugar and voila, pink strawberry frosting.
I usually make my frostings on the firmer side so that they can easily be piped onto a cake or cupcakes. If you prefer your frosting more creamy, start by adding 2 tsps milk or dairy-free milk substitute and mix. Add more if needed. This creamier texture of frosting is nice for spreading onto a cake or cupcakes.