Perk up a traditional buttercream frosting by adding fresh chopped strawberries. The fresh strawberries add flavor and a beautiful pink tone to the frosting.
1 cup butter, softened
2 (16-ounce) packages powdered sugar, sifted
1 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries
How to Make It
Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer 20 seconds or until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and chopped strawberries, beating at low speed until creamy. (Add more sugar if frosting is too thin, or add strawberries if too thick.)
This frosting is AMAZING!!! The only drawback is that the butter will 'break' because of the juice in the berries. I halve the butter and use cream cheese in it's place and I make sure everything is super cold before I whip it (including the bowl and beaters. You can't add extra berries than the recipie calls for without additional sugar and butter or cream cheese. I also add a touch of vanilla. I have made this cake and frosting several times and it gets RAVE reviews.
The cake that goes with this recipe was outstanding, very moist and yummy- This frosting, however was way too sweet. I thought I was going to love it when I first tasted it, but both my husband and I thought it was too much...makes your teeth hurt. I would make the cake again with a cream cheese or whipped cream based frosting.