Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Strawberry cream cheese frosting

On Sunday I baked some simple vanilla cupcakes and jazzed them up with a decadent strawberry cream cheese frosting. Here is the recipe I used: 
  • 230g (8 ounces or 1 tub) cream cheese, softened  
  • 1/4 cup real butter, softened
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups icing/powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 cup mashed, drained strawberries - preferably fresh ( if you use frozen, like I did, make sure they are fully thawed before using)
1. Blend together the cream cheese and butter using an electric mixer on low speed until nicely mixed together.
2. Add 3 cups of powdered sugar, gradually, as well as the the mashed strawberries. Blend the frosting until the sugar is mixed in well.
3.  Continue to blend the frosting on a higher speed, adding up to 1/2 cup more sugar to make your desired spreading consistency. ( if you want thinner icing, just add a few more mashed strawberries with their juice)
4. Spread, or spoon, frosting over cupcakes/cake and decorate with strawberries :)

A few notes: The above photo is of one of my cupcakes, taken by The Boyf (amazingly one survived long enough to be photographed). Original recipe found over here.

17 comments:

  1. They look heavenly! Thanks for the recipe too.

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  2. yum! these look really tasty :)

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  3. Looks divine, will definitely try it out.

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  4. becoming a food blogger ;)
    very pretty honey :)
    do share next time - hehehe

    hugs
    super B

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  5. they look so delicious! i need to bake more often.

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  6. Hmmmm! Have to try it out now.

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  8. i have strawberries in my fridge. happy days! definitely giving this a go :)

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  9. These look yummy! I might use them for a shower I have this weekend :) thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. I feel a strawberry cupcake craving coming on hehe

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  12. these look DELICIOUS!!! if ONLY i could cook! :(

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