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strawberry cream cheese frosting
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Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting with fresh strawberries makes a delicious way to ice your cakes or use as a layer in a strawberry cake.
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 216kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Firstly, start by taking the cream cheese and the butter out the fridge to let it soften. It takes about 30 minutes.
  • While you wait, start by slicing the strawberries.
  • Heat a small pot on medium heat. Add the strawberries, water, and 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar.
  • Reduce the mixture from 1 cup to a 1/4 cup of strawberry mixture. Keep mixing so that the mixture does not burn or stick.
  • Once the strawberries are reduced, set the pot aside.
  • Now, sift the powdered sugar to make a nice smooth frosting. This is key to avoid graininess in the icing.
  • Add the butter into the stand mixer and mix for 2 minutes by itself.
  • Then, add the cream cheese into the stand mixer.
  • Next, add the reduced strawberry mixture into the stand mixer with the butter and cream cheese. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • Then, add the powdered sugar in 3 parts. Add the first part and mix for 2 minutes.
  • Use the spatula to scrap the sides of the stand mixer and remove mixture stuck to the paddle.
  • Add the second part of the powdered sugar. Mix again for 2 minutes. Use the spatula again if needed.
  • Finally, add the 3rd part of the powdered sugar. Mix for 2 minutes or until everything is combined. Use the spatula to push down anything that is not getting mixed.

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 489IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg