“Swoon” Worthy Strawberry White Chocolate Frosting

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I love cupcakes and for me along with cupcakes are synonymous with frosting. Those two very elements are the entire reason I started this whole baking journey of mine a few years ago. 

While there are some people that prefer one over the other, I like them both together. I also prefer butter based frosting’s that are creamy, not overly sweet, and smooth on the palette. And while I do love my share of sweets, truth be told all in all flavor wise I am pretty boring. I like what I like and don’t often swerve from that standard, which would be a simple chocolate cupcake and vanilla frosting.

But something happened during one of my ventures into the produce section of the grocery store. It must have been the display of giant, red, ripe strawberries that seemed to be everywhere. Because  since then I have had nothing but strawberries on my mind, strawberry butter cream to be more precise and to be even more exact then that, white chocolate strawberry butter cream.

That description in itself is swoonworthy wouldn’t you agree???

Also I just can’t leave well enough alone and I LOVE white chocolate , even though technically it’s not even chocolate. Sweet, creamy strawberry flavor with that butter flavor that only white chocolate imparts. (Or it might just be me that thinks white chocolate has a buttery flavor???)

Any how this is easy to make, tastes delicious and is a nice distraction from my normal “All I like is vanilla frosting mentality, it may swerve you off course as well, so try it and pass along your thoughts to me.

Now keep in mind, I didn’t have the actual strawberries on hand when I was making the frosting, so I used strawberry preserves. Don’t cheap out on this, purchase a good preserve made with natural ingredients. It will taste better. If you want to use fresh strawberries and reduce them and all that to make a puree and use that…go for it. I myself found that the preserves worked so well, that I didn’t even have to try that way.

On another note for an extra doubly treat what you can do it make some Creamy Dreamy Peanut Butter Frosting and fill your cupcakes with them, then top the cupcake with the this strawberry frosting and you will get a Peanut Butter and Jelly frosting experience!! Just cut a piece from the top.

Fill with Peanut butter frosting.

Top with Strawberry Butter cream frosting.

Eat and enjoy!!!

"Swoon" Worthy Strawberry White ChocolateFrosting
Serves 24
Smooth delicious strawberry white chocolate buttercream
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
165 calories
26 g
18 g
6 g
1 g
4 g
41 g
21 g
25 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 165
Calories from Fat 57
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 18mg
Sodium 21mg
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 25g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 stick of butter (1/2 a cup) (softened to room temperature),
  2. 1/2 cup Strawberry Preserves
  3. 3 oz. Cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
  4. 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  5. 1/4 cup white chocolate chips (melted)
  6. /2 tbsp. Vanilla extract.
  7. 1 lb. confectioners sugar/powdered sugar plus some extra (approx.4 cups and a little extra)
  8. 2-3 Tbsp. Heavy cream, 1/2 & 1/2 or milk (your preference)
  1. With a mixer cream together the butter, cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk.
  2. Add in vanilla. Make sure it is all mixed together well. Begin adding in the confectioners sugar a little a time.Add in 1 to 1 1/2 cups, then add in your strawberry preserves and melted white chocolate.
  3. Mix well and then add in the remaining amount of confectioners sugar. Ultimately if it looks too dry add in some heavy cream, 1/2 & 1/2 or milk until it is smooth. If you add too much powder sugar add in some liquid, until it gets to when YOU like it.
  1. Keep mixing the frosting until you get a smooth consistency. It should be fluffy and moist looking with soft peaks. If it seems too overly "wet" add a little powdered sugar into the mix.
  2. But keep in mind this is a "butter" based recipe, so as soon as you put the frosting in the fridge it will set up. Pipe a generous swirl on top of your cupcake or frost a cake with it. Garnish with some chopped white chocolate.
  3. Frosts 24 cupcakes or a 13x9 cake

Hope you enjoyed this post!!



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Fantabulous Vanilla Frosting

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use a lot of frosting.

For the longest time I used a simple and basic butter cream version, but it never really “did” it for me.

So when I was whipping up a batch one day I decided to change up a few things and add in a few new elements to my Basic Butter Cream recipe…..

And OMG not only was it better but it was fantabulous.

Yes, that is a word…well a word I use A LOT…. so to me that counts enough to make it a valid word!

I bet you’ll think it’s fantabulous too….especially after tasting it!.

Try it I dare you!

This is what you will need…..

2 Sticks of Softened Butter (Room temp.)

  • 1 lb. Confectioners Sugar
  • 2 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2-3 Tbsp Heavy Cream (or Milk)

I love a lot of vanilla flavoring in my frosting, so this version calls for more vanilla than most recipes I have run across. I have found that the mix of the cream cheese and condensed milk, do a wonderful job of carrying the flavor of the vanilla through the frosting, without it overtaking it.

It works well and creates a sweet, creamy flavor combo that it not overwhelmed by the flavor of vanilla or cream cheese.

It’s like a delicate balance of the three parts, which in turns creates a must lick the bowl kinda frosting.

In a medium bowl cream together the butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract and the sweetened condensed milk until it is all incorporated. Slowly add in the confectioners sugar until it is all combined.


To achieve the desired consistency, add in a tbsp of heavy cream (milk works too) until you get to where you like your frosting. Because I don’t use a lot of cream cheese in this recipe, the amount I do use compliments the other aspects, creating a creamy, sweet vanilla frosting that is seriously good!



Just a little side note….to get the white, white look of the frosting I added in some white tint, which gives it a lovely white color and a beautiful, yummy contrast!

You can purchase it …..

Hope you enjoyed this!!!If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below!

Basic But Delicious Butter Cream Frosting

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use quite a bit of frosting in many of my recipes as well as my tutorials, so I thought it appropriate to include a quick recipe for those of you that wish to make your own.

Easy and delicious, you can add to this recipe to make as many different flavors as you desire!! It’s typically a base for any of my flavored butter creams. And it’s almost impossible to mess up, it’s a basic butter cream, so it’s simple and effective!


This is what you will need to make basic vanilla butter cream:

  • 1 lb.of confectioners sugar
  • 2 sticks of butter (1 Cup) softened
  • 1-2 tbsp. Milk
  • 1/2 tbsp. Vanilla extract

In a bowl cream the butter and vanilla extract. Slowly add in the confectioners sugar until creamy, add in milk.

This should frost approximately 24 Cupcakes.

That’s it..so easy.

Add in other flavors if you like. Butter cream is seriously HARD to mess up.Since the base of this recipe is butter, I use this frosting more for taste than for decorating, although you could use it to decorate..just refrigerate the finished dessert so the butter will harden up.

For a decorating butter cream please refer to the recipe below, it’s not as tasty, but serves it’s purpose.

 Butter Cream for decorating

This is what you will need:

  • 1 cup of shortening
  • 1 stick of margarine (1/2 cup)
  • 1 lb. of confectioners sugar
  • 1 tbsp. meringue powder.
  • 1/2 tbsp. of vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tbsp. milk or water

In a bowl cream together the margarine, shortening and vanilla. Add in the confectioners sugar and meringue powder and continue to mix until all ingredients are incorporated. Add in as much milk/water to the mix until the desired consistency is achieved. This recipe works better for decorating, because unlike a full butter recipe, it holds it’s shape at room temperature.

Hope you enjoy!

Delicious Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe (the best)

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love, love and I mean L.O.V.E peanut butter, to the point of where I will eat it straight from the jar. I know, I know gross…unless you too also LOVE peanut butter 🙂

So it goes that I naturally adore a good Peanut Butter Frosting.
Now this one is tried and true of which I use again and again and  is always a hit. And it compliments a great piece of chocolate cake or can even be used as a filling for yummy chocolate cookies like {THESE}.

It’s quick and easy to make, but most importantly it’s GOOD.

This is what you will need:

  • 3/4 Cup Creamy Style Peanut Butter
  • 1 Stick of butter softened to room temperature
  • 4oz. Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 Cups of Powdered Confectioners Sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp. Milk )

In a mixing bowl add the peanut butter, butter, cream cheese and vanilla extract. With a mixer cream together on  medium speed until all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Add in the confectioners sugar a little a time and mix well. Add in the milk and mix until all ingredients are incorporated fully.


For a fluffier frosting, beat the frosting at high speed for an additional minute or two. If you want a stiffer frosting add in more confectioners sugar and mix at medium speed, until the desired consistency is achieved.


Voila….and there you have it!


Use it on anything from cakes, cupcakes, even as the frosting to make delicious cake pops or you can do what I sometimes do and just spoon it from the bowl…which is not recommended if you are on a diet 🙂


Whatever way  you choose, most importantly enjoy it!

Good Old Chocolate and Vanilla!!

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I am a visual food junkie and can be drawn into devouring something purely by it’s appearance.

I have been living sugar free for the past few months, so I have had to reserve every ounce of self discipline not to gobble up most of my creations.

But everyone has their breaking point and I folded like a stack of cards in a hot summer breeze with these…..

It was the good old simplicity of chocolate cupcakes, vanilla frosting with, pink sprinkles that got me.

Can you say sucker!

I added a white coloring to the frosting to give it a really bright white look. I learned about using white tint after reading a “10 Keys to Cookie Decorating Success” post over at Sweetopia. In the post she writes about tinting royal icing with white and the subtle difference it makes. I was using frosting and not royal icing, but I thought I would give it a whirl anyways….and my goodness what a difference!!!!

 The delicious swirl on top was created using a 1M tip. The end result made them appear as though they had Carvel vanilla soft serve ice-cream on the top of each one…..have I mentioned how much I love that as well.

 The cupcake was absolutely delicious and well worth the side track, but after each morsel was devoured and every finger licked clean, I made a quick decision to jump back onto the no-sugar wagon. I think I’ll be able to stay there as long as I don’t make these again anytime soon!



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Happy Chocolate Peanut Butter Birthday

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My soon to be Sister in laws birthday was this past weekend, so I made some sweet treats in honor of her celebration!

These, well these are nothing more that a match  made in cupcake heaven, with delicious double chocolate cake and peanut butter butter-cream frosting. I adorned the top with shaved dark chocolate and a half a square of chocolate peeking out of the top! (You can find the recipe to make the Peanut Butter Frosting {HERE}

Now onto the chocolate lovers delight.

Well now, these ones appear simple, yet they are to die for if you are one of those people (me) who loves layer upon layer of chocolaty deliciousness!

Double chocolate cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting and a simple, sprinkle of pink at the birthday girls request!

They look so innocently chocolate, until you take that first bite……mmmmmmmmm chocolate!

I can’t help but admit that I love, love, love that moment when people take that first bite of my treats and then exclaim….

“Oh my God these are amazing”

Happy Happy Jan!


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