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Mela’s Strawberry Frosting

by on April 21, 2012 · 7 comments

Inspiration for yesterday’s scratch best yellow cupcake recipe was Mela, who emailed me saying she was having a hard time finding a good yellow cake. I told her about this one, and after trying the recipe she emailed to say she loved it.  Plus, she shared her strawberry frosting recipe!

strawberry frosting

For those of you interested in a frosting with fresh strawberries and cream cheese, here’s the recipe courtesy of Mela. I made 1/4 of the recipe and used 1 fresh strawberry and about a teaspoon of Orchard’s Finest strawberry preserves. Rather than puree the strawberry, I just chopped it up, put it in with the butter and cream cheese, and crushed it with the friction of the stand mixer. It was fun watching the icing turn pink! I also added a small dash of vanilla because I like how vanilla tastes with strawberry. I might try mixing in a little malt to give it a strawberry malted milkshake flavor. Thanks, Mela!

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Strawberry Frosting
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Strawberry frosting recipe from Mela.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, from the refrigerator
  • 2-1/2 to 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 large strawberries, pureed
  • 2-3 tsp. strawberry jam
  • pinch of salt, optional
  1. Cream butter and cream cheese for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Add in jam and slowly add pureed strawberry until you get the desired consistency.
  3. Chill before frosting your cupcakes.
I put the frosting in a pastry bag while it's soft, then chill for about an hour before frosting.

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Published on April 21, 2012

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Lisa Ernst April 21, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Beautiful! With the sweet, fresh strawberries coming to market now, this is a perfect time for trying strawberry frosting!

Vanillasugarblog April 21, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I always forget to add the jam. Stealing this one

Darlene April 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Perfect ratio of frosting to cupcake for me!

Mela April 21, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Anna, thank you so much for posting my photo and frosting recipe.

Gloria April 21, 2012 at 10:26 pm

That frosting looks so good-the color is eye-pleasing! Does the frosting get hard when it is cold?

KAnn April 21, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Oh! This would have been a good choice for the strawberry cake I baked (by special request) for a friend a few years ago…it was a challenge to find a strawberry cake that did NOT use jello but I found a recipe and it was a hit. I frosted it with a plain cream cheese icing-this looks great!

Liz April 22, 2012 at 5:43 am

Oh, these are just stunning!! This will be a must try when our local strawberries are ripe! Thanks to Mela for the fabulous inspiration…and to you for the great cake recipe~

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