My husband and sons have many things in common, but their love of strawberries is a strong bond that they all share! I love strawberries, too, but I prefer them paired with chocolate like in my Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake recipe. We have poundcake or angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream often, but my kids really love homemade strawberry cake with homemade strawberry icing. It’s always a winner! And when you let the kids add their own preferred amount of icing…well, it’s a win. ha!
Do you have kids that prefer different things? One of my kids would eat the cake alone, the next would put too much icing and a little cake, and then the other would spread a little icing and a lot of cake! This is why icing your own piece is a good idea for us!
And if you would rather just eat the icing…well, that’s okay, too, right?
This recipe whips up really quickly and the results are so yummy! All you need is a blender, a mixer, strawberries, butter, vanilla, a little salt, and powdered sugar.
If you have leftover icing, then the sky is the limit! It would be great for stuffed strawberries or a pancake topping, too!
How to Make Strawberry Icing!
Delicious homemade strawberry icing is easy to make and can be used on cake, cookies, or even waffles!
1 cup strawberries, chopped
1 cup butter, room temp
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch or two of salt
milk, if needed to thin icing
Wash and cut the stems off of strawberries and chop.
Add strawberries to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
Drain water off of puree and add to a mixer.
Add softened butter and mix.
Add vanilla and salt.
Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time.
Beat until well mixed and creamy.
If icing is too thick, add milk, a TBSP at a time, until the proper consistency is achieved.
Use icing on your favorite cake, waffles, cookies, etc! It's so good!
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