White Chocolate Strawberry Buttercream

White Chocolate Strawberry Buttercream frosting recipe - A yummy buttercream frosting recipe This white chocolate frosting uses real strawberries and is the perfect topping for chocolate chai cupcakes (or any cake) The Bewitchin’ Kitchen

Oh yes I did. The recipe for White Chocolate Buttercream I have on The Bewitchin’ Kitchen is one of my most popular recipes. I use it anytime I make cakes (with or whiteout the white chocolate). I knew I wanted do something different and I’ve been thinking about it for a while now, then it hit me: strawberries.

White Chocolate Strawberry Buttercream recipe - A delicious buttercream frosting recipe This white chocolate frosting uses real strawberries and is the perfect topping for chocolate chai cupcakes (or any cake) | The Bewitchin’ Kitchen

I wanted to do a pretty cupcake for Valentine’s Day but I’m not the biggest fan of food coloring. So I opted to use strawberries instead. Perfect. Absolutely perfect strawberry buttercream.

White Chocolate Strawberry Buttercream recipe - A delicious buttercream frosting recipe? This white chocolate frosting uses real strawberries and is the perfect topping for chocolate chai cupcakes (or any cake). | The Bewitchin’ Kitchen

Look at how pretty? Don’t forget the heart shaped sprinkles!

White Chocolate Strawberry Buttercream


  • 1 cup butter (unsalted and room temperature)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6oz White Chocolate - I use Bakers Chocolate
  • 1 cup pureed strawberries (toss some strawberries in a blender)


  1. You're going to want to melt the chocolate first. Toss it in a bowl and microwave it 30 seconds at a time.
  2. Place softened butter in a bowl and sift the powdered sugar over top. Starting slow, mix until incorporated and then beat until fluffy, it takes a few minutes.
  3. Scrape the bowl and add the cream and vanilla.
  4. Check your white chocolate, if it's cooled down add it now. If not, toss it in the freezer, take it out every few minutes and stir it.
  5. Mix it on medium and 1/4 cup at a time, add your pureed strawberries.
  6. Turn your mixer to medium-high and beat for 3-4 minutes.

As for the cupcake, I have to admit it was a fail. Not an epic fail but it didn’t turn out. It still tasted delicious (thanks to this white chocolate strawberry buttercream) but it stuck bad to the paper, was kind of “gelish” instead of “cakeish”. I wasn’t planning on blogging it as it wasn’t perfect but it just tasted delicious. I think it went wrong because of all the maple syrup I used, I’m not sure. It wasn’t meant to be. I had issues from the beginning (ran out of cocoa powder, didn’t have enough chocolate to melt). I wanted to use chai tea though for two very technical reasons:

  1. It’s super yummy.
  2. I accidentally bought Chai Tea Kcups instead of Chai Latte Kcups and need to use them up.

Chocolate Chai Cupcakes:

Chai Chocolate Cupcakes - they didn't turn out the best but they still taste amazing with the Strawberry White Chocolate Buttercream from The Bewitchin Kitchen

Remember, these didn’t turn out but if you want to use the base and make it actually work – here are the ingredients:

(next time I will up the sugar, lower the maple, add more cocoa powder).

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder + 1/2 oz dark chocolate (melted)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chai tea
White Chocolate Strawberry Buttercream
White Chocolate Strawberry Frosting
White Chocolate Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Have you made a strawberry buttercream before?

65 comments on “White Chocolate Strawberry Buttercream”

  1. Oh my! This looks delicious! Pinned.

  2. These look so good! No wonder you work out so much after making these things I would need to as well 🙂 But seriously, OMG these are a must try for me

    • Yeah I definitely had to do a good one today to make up for the abundance of cupcakes I ate yesterday haha! But it has strawberries in it, so fruit and fiber right? lol

  3. Looks yummy, I love butter cream icing of any kind. today I am being bad and not baking from scratch, but from a box, quick and easy when I have a few other things on the go!! 🙂 will definitely check this out when I do from scratch.

  4. so pretty and I bet it tastes amazing! I love the cupcake recipe too,!

    • The cupcake recipe tastes good but it was just a total failure haha. We all have those, right?

    • we definitely do! the ingredients sound like a skinny version of a great chocolate cupcake, wondering about whole wheat flour in there as a sub and no chai tea because I would never have that in the house…thinking, thinking….

    • I wanted to use whole wheat flour, and I regret not doing so. Try coffee! Also, don’t use as much maple syrup as I did maybe? I want to re bake these bad boys haha.

  5. This sounds amazing!! I love white chocolate.

  6. These look delicious! Your buttercream recipe is similar to mine – NO shortening! These are perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  7. Oh my, these are just screaming to be made and perfect timing for Valentine’s Day!


    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  8. Very beautiful. I’m still trying to figure out what to make my adult daughter for her upcoming party. I will need to pin. Linking up from Home Matters Linky Party.

  9. This sounds and looks amazing! thanks!

  10. Yum! I have a major craving for these cupcakes now. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – We hope to see you again next week!

  11. These look absolutely delicious. I really want a cupcake now.

  12. These look really yummy. I made some chocolate banana cupcakes but, promised my daughter who doesn’t like banana I’d make something else next time. Might have to try a chocolate strawberry combo. I think she’d like these pinned for later.

  13. Thank you visiting Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party this week and sharing your post! I have pinned your post to the BBPP Pinterest Board. Have a fabulous week!

  14. You had me at white chocolate! Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

  15. This is gorgeous!! I love using fresh strawberries in frosting! 🙂

  16. Wow that looks so heavenly!! Even the cupcakes look yummy! I’ve had my fair share of cupcake fails and I think it’s awesome you blogged about them anyway… I’ll be sure to try them (as I’m a hardcore chai tea lover) 😀

  17. That Buttercream icing sounds amazing! I am definitely going to have to try it out next time I make up a batch of cupcakes!

  18. They look and sound amazing! It looked like they turned out well to me but you know what they say, we’re our own worst critic 🙂 The frosting looks so fluffy and I love the heart sprinkles! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Goodness gracious, that frosting looks SO perfect. The texture is lovely to look at, and I bet it tastes even better (;

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  20. These not only sound delicious, but they look amazing! I found you on Fluster’s Creative Muster. Thanks so much!

  21. Wow! This looks like one really amazing frosting! My husband loves white chocolate and fruit so this would totally be up his alley!

  22. This must taste delicious with fresh strawberries included, love the gentle pink hue. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

  23. Yummy! White chocolate in the frosting sounds delicious.

  24. the icing sounds so good. I want cupcakes now

  25. sounds and looks delish thanks for sharing a must try , i think i will make cupcakes today lol

  26. This looks just soo cute! I love it!

  27. Be still my foolish heart! Pinning these!

  28. Oh yum! So much for trying to eat healthy. Recipes like this are what tempt me!

  29. Incredible recipe! Could mean trouble for me, as I’d probably get hooked easily lol

  30. I would love to try this recipe. My boys would go crazy for it!

  31. You have so sucessfully combined my 2 favorites..chocolate and strawberries..thank you

  32. OH Dear!! My mouth is watering! Just have to pin this one. 🙂

  33. I’ve never made strawberry buttercream before, just plain vanilla. Love the look of this.

  34. It’s such a letdown when something I’ve made doesn’t turn out the way I planned, after all that work! Too bad the cupcake base didn’t work out for you, but the delicious buttercream probably made up for it. Looks perfect for spring!

  35. buttercream icing is only the best, mmmmm…thanks for sharing a great recipe for it!!

  36. Now I am craving dessert

  37. YUM!!!

  38. Funny how I do not usually think of using white chocolate! The last time I used it was in a fudge – yum.

  39. Never tried to make buttercream, but these pics make me want to try.

  40. I can never make mine looks this good!

  41. Cupcups look so tasty

  42. Can not wait to try it, already pinned it.

  43. This looks so delicious and decadent! Definitely saving for a special occasion 🙂

  44. I still have to try this recipe!! But I will, I just need the motivation to make my own cupcakes from scratch! Plus they are so pretty! 🙂

  45. This recipe sounds so lovely!!! we have a strawberry and apple festival coming up that I would love to be apart of and this recipe sounds PERFECT for it! Would you mind at all if I printed the stock photos you have to put on display with the cupcakes at the festival? I know it’s a random question but I like to give credit where it’s due! 😉

    • Also would love to know how much this recipe yields for and was the paddle attach used or did you use the whip attachment for this recipe?

    • Oh my gosh, I’m not sure – a lot. I just made this (without the strawberries) tonight and I was able to do two small cakes. I believe I used the whisk with it in this recipe but I used the paddle tonight.

    • Hi Mechelle,

      They’re not stock photos, I took them myself 🙂 I’ll give you my permission as long as you share that you received the recipe from this blog. Thanks for checking.

  46. This sounds delicious! I can’t believe I hadn’t seen it on your site before!

  47. hi, can i know when do you add in the whipping cream when making the frosting? as you did not mention in the instructions. please reply me back.

    • Hey Muzainah. It is in the instructions, here is the copy and paste from above:
      “Place softened butter in a bowl and sift the powdered sugar over top. Starting slow, mix until incorporated and then beat until fluffy, it takes a few minutes.
      Scrape the bowl and add the cream and vanilla.”

      I usuually let it beat for roughly 4-5 minutes before I add the cream and vanilla.

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