White Chocolate Strawberry Buttercream

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 really). The Bewitchin’ Kitchen

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

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

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 really). The Bewitchin’ Kitchen
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White Chocolate Strawberry Buttercream

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • You're going to want to melt the chocolate first. Toss it in a bowl and microwave it 30 seconds at a time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mix it on medium and 1/4 cup at a time, add your pureed strawberries.
  • Turn your mixer to medium-high and beat for 3-4 minutes.
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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

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69 comments on “White Chocolate Strawberry Buttercream”

  1. Cupcups look so tasty

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

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

  4. 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! 🙂


  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. Does this buttercream need to be refrigerated? I am going to use it on top of fondant which you should not refrigerate. This recipe really looks amazing!! 

    • Hey Susan!

      I would just because of the butter and cream. That being said I made it without the white chocolate and strawberries for a wedding cake and it was out for hours…and no one died 😉

    • Oh but i also added more sugar so it didn’t melt…maybe keep that in mind too.


  9. It is very amazing!!! Next week we will make it 3rd time for my whole family. Because my children also love it very much.

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