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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My Favorite Frosting...Ever!

Now this is not a title I throw around easily.  You need to take me seriously when I say that this is one of the greatest recipes for frosting I have ever tasted... ever.  This strawberry frosting will literally take any cake, cupcake, cookie, or whoopie pie you make to new heights.  And it couldn't be easier.

I had a box of William Sonoma Angel Food cake mix sitting around and I immediately knew that this icing would be a perfect compliment for it; the white fluffy cake with the sweet sticky pink frosting made me as happy as a kid in a candy store.  It literally makes me want to stop baking new things and only eat baked goods with it forever.  Try it today, and then bring me over a slice of heaven please!

P.S. I am currently drinking a pumpkin iced chai and watching enviously as "taste-tester number 1" eats a piece of this right now.  I am seriously regretting not bringing some for me too!

Strawberry Heaven Frosting

Servings: 1 double layered 9-inch cake
16 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened)
5 cups confectioners sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 carton strawberries
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
pink gel paste food coloring (optional)

Wash and cut stems off strawberries and puree in food processor with granulated sugar until well combined.  Measure 1/2 cup of puree.  If short add a few more strawberries and puree until 1/2 cup is reached.  Cream butter with an electric mixer for about two minutes.  Add powdered sugar slowly while beating on lowest speed possible until well combined.  Add vanilla extract and strawberry puree and beat until combined.  Add a little pink gel paste food coloring if desired for an extra pink color. (The frosting will already be light pink)  Frost any cupcake, cake, cookie, or whoopie pie and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Annie's Eats

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