Strawberry Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Strawberry Buttercream has to be one of my family’s favorite flavors of frosting. How could it not be since we are all about strawberry everything!


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Perfect for spring and summer, this strawberry buttercream frosting is so delicious on so many baked goods it will quickly become one of your favorites, too! Promise.

Well, if you like strawberries, that is.

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting | ©


This past weekend, I whipped up a batch of this strawberry buttercream frosting to use on my niece’s cake for her graduation party. It was by her request when I asked her what kind of cake she wanted for her party.

This delicious buttercream works perfectly on so many baked goods from cakes and cupcakes to topping cookies or just smooshing between two vanilla wafers if you are in a hurry.


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I do have a few tricks to make your buttercream frosting light and fluffy and bakery perfect look!

To make my strawberry buttercream frosting, you’ll want to be sure to follow the instructions of adding the confectioner’s sugar 1/2 cup at a time and then turning your mixer onto a high speed for the fluffiest of frostings.

Here’s my Strawberry Buttercream Frosting recipe. I can’t wait to hear how you  love it.


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Strawberry Buttercream Frosting Recipe
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Strawberry Buttercream Frosting is perfect for frosting cakes, cupcakes, and other baked goods. Get this family-favorite Strawberry Buttercream Frosting recipe for perfect fresh strawberry buttercream flavor!
Serves: 2 cups
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3½ - 4 cups confectioner's sugar, sifted
  • 4 tablespoons strawberry syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half, heavy cream or whole milk
  • pinch of salt
  1. Cream together butter and ½ cup of confectioner’s sugar at a time. After each cup of sugar has been added, add strawberry syrup 1 tablespoon at a time, then add vanilla and then beat on high for about 20 seconds to lighten the frosting.
  2. Add half-and-half, one tablespoon at a time until the buttercream has reached a consistency where it will hold it’s shape. Add pinch of salt and whip on high for a final 20 seconds.
  3. Use immediately or cover and refrigerate up to three days. To use once refrigerated, slowly allow to reach room temperature and then beat on low speed until the buttercream is smooth before using.


Robyn xo


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  1. 64

    julia says

    I just have to say, this is the best frosting I have ever found. I have been continually searching and trying new frostings every time I make a cake and I finally found a keeper!!! THIS IS AMAZING–Thankyou for sharing it so very much. It is very light- like a whipped cream frosting and it isn’t sickeningly sweet…I actually found myself licking the bowl! I have hated buttercreams because they just taste like powdered sugar to me but this is excellent…I don’t think I will ever find one I like as much that is this easy.

  2. 65

    Sara says

    I just made this to fill a chocolate cake with, I used 6 tbls of strawberry syrup and no cream/milk because with just 4tbls it didn’t seem to have enough strawberry flavor. I whipped it a while and got a good fluffy consistancy. Thanks!!

  3. 67

    Jeanne says

    Hi! I wanna clarify is it really 1tbsp vanilla? That sounds a lot though. I usually see 1 tsp or 2 of vanilla here and there but tbsp? Thanks!

  4. 68

    Heather says

    THANK YOU!! This was EXACTLY what I was looking for! It was delicious and my boyfriend was very happy to take care of the leftovers! And that strawberry sauce… I would be lying if I said we didn’t eat about half of it with a spoon directly out of the blender. I took a chance and made it with frozen berries and it still turned out fantastic! I used the frosting to top vanilla cupcakes and they were fantastic!

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    Ellie says

    Oh my! This may be my new favorite icing. I used this for my daughter’s 3rd birthday cake: a strawberry cake with white chocolate frosting filling and this light and delightful strawberry frosting. I only used about 3cups of sugar and upped the strawberry syrup to 6tbs to amp up the strawberry flavor. I also added two drops of pink food coloring because my daughter specifically asked for a PINK cake. It is divine – Don’t Wait! Make this! Now!!!!!


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