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Strawberry Buttercream

I don’t know if you have noticed but the strawberries are gorgeous right now. Red. Ripe. Juicy. They are perfect for snacking, tossing in smoothies, salads and this strawberry buttercream.

So why strawberries? Why today? Because, today I have teamed up with KitchenAid for their 14th annual Cook for the Cure Program. During the last 14 years, KitchenAid and Susan G. Koman have raised $10 million for the help in the fight against breast cancer with this program. From pink products and celebrity chef auctions to home-based fundraising events, this program is supporting this meaningful cause.

KitchenAid is also releasing this gorgeous polka dot ceramic bowl to go with their stand mixers to help raise awareness for breast cancer. You can’t actually buy the bowl just yet, this is kind of a sneak peak. It will be available in late summer/early fall and would make a fun, bright addition to any kitchen all while helping a great cause.

KitchenAid was kind enough to send me one so I could use it to make my pink recipe. I decided to do a strawberry buttercream because it is a great way to make just about any dessert pink :)

It’s also super easy to make. All you need are some fresh strawberries, butter, sugar and vanilla.

If you’re counting, that’s less than 5 ingredients.

Then, after you whip them all together in your stand mixer, all you have to do is slather it on your favorite baked good and you are good to go! Easy, peasy, strawberry deliciousness.

And also please don’t forget to check out the KitchenAid Cook For The Cure Program to see how you can help.

Disclosure: I was provided the ceramic bowl but I was not compensated in any other way. My opinions are my own.

Strawberry Buttercream

Luscious strawberry buttercream with fresh strawberries, butter, vanilla and sugar.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup fresh strawberry puree
  • 1 cup 2 sticks butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 - 4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Cook strawberry puree in a pot over medium heat until it reduces to 1/4 cup, about 25 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream together butter and 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Beat in cooled strawberries and continue beating until frosting becomes thick and spreadable. If too soft, add remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar.
  • Use to frost cakes, cupcakes and other desserts.

Notes

Enjoy!
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  • Reply
    Lady Gourmet
    May 9, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Sounds wonderful and looks so beautiful, Deseree! …what a beautiful mix master. Congratulations! How exciting! xo, Catherine

  • Reply
    fabiola@notjustbaked
    May 8, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Beautiful perfect buttercream!

  • Reply
    Deeli
    May 8, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Yum!! And congratulations on KitchenAid giving you a mixer; only wish they would have given a second one for you to give away ;-)

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    Ali @ Home & Plate
    May 8, 2015 at 6:02 am

    I have a son with a birthday coming up and this recipe is perfect because he loves strawberries. I can’t imagine how delicious this is with fresh strawberries.

  • Des

    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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