Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
Serves Makes about 3 ¼ cups frosting, enough for 36 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Adapted from the Gourmet Cookbook
½ cup sliced strawberries
2 tablespoons strawberry jam
2 teaspoons lemon juice
½ cup plus 7 tablespoons (7.5 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
8 ounces whipped cream cheese
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, simmer the strawberries with the jam for 5 minutes, stirring. Stir in the lemon juice and mash the strawberries with a fork. Let cool completely.
2. Meanwhile, in an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat together the butter, cream cheese and sugar at low speed until fluffy, 5 to 8 minutes. Beat in the strawberry mixture. Refrigerate for up to 2 days. Bring to room temperature and whisk before using.
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