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frosting a cake with strawberry buttercream frosting

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Gorgeous strawberry buttercream frosting made with five simple ingredients and bursting with strawberry flavor. This fluffy, easy strawberry buttercream recipe is perfect for your favorite cakes, cupcakes, brownies and more!

Course Dessert, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Nut Free
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry buttercream, strawberry buttercream frosting
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 1 heaping cup freeze dried strawberries*
  • 1 cup butter (I prefer salted, but unsalted also works!), at room temperature
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk of choice*


  1. Add your freeze dried strawberries to a high powered blender (or a food processor) and blend until they become a fine powder.

  2. Next, in the bowl of an electric mixer, add the softened butter (or vegan butter) and whip on high until light and fluffy.

  3. Next, add the freeze-dried strawberry powder, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and beat for 2-3 minutes more, starting on low speed and slowly increasing to high.
  4. Add in a few tablespoons of milk to thin the frosting out, beat again until smooth. Spread on your favorite cake, cookies or whatever your heart desires!

Recipe Notes

To make vegan: feel free to use a vegan buttery stick, such as Earth Balance.