This easy, pink strawberry buttercream icing recipe uses powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and strawberry syrup. This is a great recipe for any baked goods: decorating cookies, cakes or piping on cupcakes.

Easy Strawberry Buttercream Frosting, or strawberry icing, recipe for cakes, cupcakes, or cookies.

This week is flying by!  I have a confession:  I have been super lazy this week and hibernating inside my house in complete seclusion until this frigid cold arctic weather passes.  I live in upstate NY and am a cold-weather wimp – figure that one out!  I HATE being cold and I hate bundling up to go outside just as much.  I’m a no coat and flip-flops kind of girl that probably should have been born in Florida.  In all seriousness, I am just complaining about the weather in good fun.  I am really not miserable here, but I do tend to hide away when the weather is in single digits as it has been.  Moving right along…

I have had this strawberry buttercream frosting in my files for a while now and used it a couple times.  It’s perfect anytime you need a pink frosting for any holiday or special occasion (think Valentine’s Day, baby shower for a girl, etc.)  I love that it works equally as well for frosting cookies as it does for piping on cupcakes or spreading on a cake.  I have seen many recipes using fresh pureed strawberries but those always end up turning out too wet for what I want to use it for.  This one was nice and thick and easy to spread on baked goods so I am keeping this recipe around for the long haul.  It would be awesome on these vanilla pound cake cupcakes.

I am SO excited to share what I used this strawberry buttercream frosting for this time and I will be doing that in the next week or so.  Stay tuned!  They might just be the cutest dessert I have ever made – you can be the judge of that.

Hibernate:  “to spend the winter in close quarters in a dormant condition, as bears and certain other animals.”  Yup – that’s me!  See you all in the summer! 😉

Easy Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
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Serves: about 1.5 cups
 
This easy, pink strawberry buttercream icing recipe uses powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and strawberry syrup. This is a great recipe for any baked goods: decorating cookies, cakes or piping on cupcakes.
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces butter, softened
  • 2-3 Tablespoons strawberry syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Place softened butter, 2 Tablespoons of strawberry syrup, and vanilla in a large bowl.
  2. Using a mixer, beat on high speed until the mixture is light and fluffy and lumps have disappeared.
  3. Add the powdered sugar and mix on low speed to blend.
  4. Once the sugar has begun to incorporate into the butter, mix on high speed for 1 – 2 minutes until the buttercream is completely smooth. Taste the buttercream to test the strawberry flavor, adding another Tablespoon of strawberry syrup if necessary, for a stronger taste. The frosting can be stored in an airtight container for several days.