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Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting made with fresh strawberries with a perfect, bright strawberry flavor. This is the BEST strawberry frosting recipe ever. No coloring & goes wonderfully on cookies, cakes, cupcakes, etc. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Chilling time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry buttercream frosting
Servings: 25
Calories: 224kcal



  • 1 cup softened butter
  • tsp vanilla
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 1.5 lbs strawberries


Make Strawberry Reduction

  • Wash, core and slice 1.5 lbs of strawberries, about 30-35. Puree the strawberry pieces using an immersion blender or food processor. Pour strawberry puree in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and boil for 30 minutes, stirring often. Mixture will reduce by half. Chill puree in fridge or freezer until very cold.

Make Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

  • Whisk butter for 30 seconds with a mixer. Add in 1 cup strawberry reduction and 2 cups powdered sugar.
  • Add in vanilla and remaining powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until you’ve reached your desired consistency.
  • Use frosting for cakes, cookies, etc. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.


Recipe works well halved. Just watch the strawberry reduction closely when cooking so that it doesn't cook too fast and burn. 


Serving: -36g | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.1mg