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Strawberry Frosting

Crown your favorite springtime dessert with Strawberry Frosting that's made with fresh strawberries and a drop of pink coloring for flair.


This recipe goes with Strawberries-and-Cream Sheet Cake, Strawberry-Lemonade Layer Cake

Southern Living APRIL 2014

  • Yield: Makes about 5 cups
  • Hands-on:15 Minutes
  • Total:15 Minutes


  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1 drop pink food coloring gel (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


1. Beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup sugar with an electric mixer until smooth; add strawberries and food coloring (if desired); beat until blended.

2. Beat cream and juice at medium speed until foamy; increase speed to medium-high, and slowly add remaining 1/3 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold half of cream mixture into cheese mixture; fold in remaining cream mixture. Use immediately.


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