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Strawberry cream cheese frosting in a white bowl.

The Easiest Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

This delicious Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting is made with freeze-dried strawberries and has a deliciously tangy and sweet flavor with a rich and creamy texture.
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Course: Dessert, Frosting
Cuisine: American
Diet: Kosher
Keyword: cream cheese frosting with strawberries, easy strawberry frosting, strawberry buttercream with freeze dried strawberries, easy strawberry buttercream, strawberry icing, strawberry frosting, strawberry cupcake frosting
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 301kcal
Author: Sam Adler


  • 8 oz cream cheese block at room temperature (227g)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature (113g)
  • 1.2 oz freeze dried strawberries
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar (454g)
  • 1 tbsp milk


  • In the bowl of a hand or stand mixer, add the 1 block cream cheese and the 1/2 cup unsalted butter and mix on low- medium speed for 2-3 minutes until fully creamed.
  • In a small blender or food processor pulse the 1.2 oz of freeze dried strawberries until they are pulverized. If you want to pipe this frosting, make sure to completely powder them otherwise it will block the tip.
  • Stop and scrape down the mixer. Add in the 4 cups of confectioners sugar and freeze dried strawberry powder. Mix on low speed working your way up to medium speed as the sugar mixes in. Mix for 2-3 mins more until fully mixed.
  • Turn the mixer to low and add in the 1 tbsp milk. Mix again on medium speed for 2-3 more minutes until fluffy. Add in another teaspoon of milk if you want it lighter.


This recipe will frost 12 cupcakes or fill and frost a 2 layer 9" cake.
If you dont have freeze dried strawberries you can use 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup strawberry jam instead but the flavor and color wont be as intense.


Nutrition Facts
The Easiest Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving (1 portion)
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 68mg2%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 492IU10%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.