Strawberry Frosting with Freeze Dried Strawberries


Freeze dried strawberry powder has a strong fruity taste and is an excellent way to flavor frosting. Unlike jam or preserves, it doesn't water down a frosting because the powder contains no moisture.

My blog has recipes for strawberry-filled cake and cupcakes, as well as strawberry cookie sandwiches. Each of those posts contains a guide for making strawberry cream cheese frosting. The upcoming slides have the main steps.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment — or in a large mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer — beat the cream cheese until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the butter and mix for another 1 minute or until fully combined.

Turn off mixer and add salt, powdered sugar, and extracts to bowl. Mix for another 2-3 minutes. Add lemon juice if needed to cut sweetness.

To marble frosting, remove half of it and set aside in another bowl. Then add finely ground freeze dried strawberries to main mixing bowl and mix until well-combined.

Once combined with the base recipe, the strawberry powder creates a beautiful pink-colored buttercream or frosting.

If marbling, spread out the white and pink frostings in two lines on a piece of plastic wrap.

Roll into log shape and place frosting into piping bag fitted with a tip of your choice.

Or place all of your pink frosting into piping bag fitted with a tip of your choice.

Use that strawberry cream cheese frosting to fill cookie sandwiches like the ones you see here.

It also holds a nice stiff shape when piped. This frosting works well for decorating cupcakes like the strawberry filled one pictured here.

But it's not so thick that you can't spread it easily on a cake. I use it on my strawberry cake, too.

However you eat it, this frosting is delicious on cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. Visit my blog for all the tips and tricks to make this easy recipe for strawberry frosting!