How to Make Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing

For delectable cupcakes or a special birthday cake, top your sweet confection with homemade strawberry cream cheese icing. This delightful concoction will be a hit at any party or gathering.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz/225g) package of cream cheese
  • 1 cups unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/4 cup of strawberry preserves (choose the type of preserves based on your taste for consistency—some preserves are chunkier and have more actual fruit)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners (icing) sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt.

Steps

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    Combine the cream cheese and butter in a large mixing bowl. If possible, use an electric mixer set at medium speed.
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    Allow the cream cheese and butter to combine for up to three minutes or until fully combined.
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    Slowly add strawberry preserves little by little. Add until fully integrated into the mixture.
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    Add the vanilla. Allow the mixer to continue to run until you no longer see the vanilla inside the cream cheese.
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    Integrate the confectioner’s sugar and salt. For best results, add the sugar in small increments to avoid having it splash outside the bowl. Consider adding it in 2 tablespoon amounts until you have added the entire 4 cups.
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    Finished. It's now ready for spreading on your cake or other baked confection.

Tips

  • Create a fluffier icing by whipping for a longer amount of time.

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