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Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting is thick, silky, and bursting with strawberry flavor thanks to a special ingredient...crushed, freeze-dried strawberries!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry cream cheese frosting
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 enough to frost 24 cupcakes (about 3 cups)
Calories 105kcal
Author Samantha at Five Heart Home

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sliced freeze-dried strawberries about 1 ounce
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick salted butter softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 to 4 cups powdered sugar depending on your desired consistency & sweetness of frosting
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure almond extract optional

Instructions

  • Pour freeze-dried strawberries into a blender or small food processor. PureĆ© until crushed into a fine powder (with some small lumps remaining). Set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat together the butter and the cream cheese. Slowly and gradually blend in the powdered sugar and vanilla, then beat until smooth and well-combined, scraping the bowl as necessary. Slowly blend in the strawberry powder, then beat on high until it's completely incorporated.

Notes

The longer you whip this frosting, the lighter and fluffier it will become.

Nutrition

Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 120.5mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 2.2mg