Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
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  • 4 tablespoons reduced strawberry puree
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 drops red food coloring (optional)
  1. Whip butter and salt for 8 - 10 minutes on medium speed, using the paddle attachment of an electric mixer. The butter will become pale and creamy. Stop the mixer occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  2. Add in 1 cup of the powdered sugar, mix until incorporated.
  3. Add 4 tablespoons of the reduced strawberry puree, vanilla extract, and the optional food coloring, mix until combined.
  4. Add the remaining 1½ cups powdered sugar and continue to mix on low speed for 1 minute. Then increase speed to medium and mix for 6 - 8 minutes until the frosting is very fluffy and creamy. If needed, add an additional ¼ cup powdered sugar to reach desired consistency.
If making this recipe for a layer cake make sure you double the ingredients.
Recipe by Bake 2 The Future at