Real Strawberry Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted, divided
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place strawberries in a blender; puree until smooth.

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  • Step 2

    Transfer strawberry puree to a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil, stirring often, until puree is reduced by at least half, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.

  • Step 3

    Beat butter with an electric mixer in a bowl until light and fluffy.

  • Step 4

    Beat 1 cup confectioners’ sugar into butter until just blended.

  • Step 5

    Beat 2 tablespoons strawberry puree and vanilla extract into butter mixture until just blended.

  • Step 6

    Repeat with 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, followed by 2 tablespoons strawberry puree two more times.

  • Step 7

    Beat last 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar into mixture until just blended.

  • Cook's note:

    For more intense strawberry flavor, reduce strawberry puree longer until desired intensity is reached.

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