Fresh blueberry frosting

Did you find this post helpful, inspiring? Save THIS PIN in its blog board in Pinterest. 😉

Cool Blueberry frosting It is a light and creamy icing, blended in the fluffy beauty of blueberry. A tablespoon of this frosting is a sweet heaven in a cupcake. On a spoon, on a cookie, or on a real cake, this blueberry buttercream frosting is irresistible.

I have been making Fresh Strawberry Frosting for several years and it is easily the most requested frosting I make. However, the blueberries were for sale a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't resist playing around with my recipe and changing it to make a blueberry frosting.

I'm a blueberry lover for life and I suspected we'd love this new frosting as much or maybe even more than the strawberry version. In the end it turned out that he was right. I covered our favorite gluten-free white cake (baked in cupcakes this time) with the fresh blueberry frosting and my little helper had a blast turning the topping on each cupcake. This icing would also be fantastic on this moist vanilla cake.

I probably don't even need to mention it, but this frosting is spread on graham crackers, too. (This is a taste test requirement every time we have icing in the house.) You shouldn't be surprised to know that I've already made this frosting a couple of times without a cake to put it on. There is no shame in my frosting game.

If you're looking for more great homemade icing recipes to try, fluffy chocolate icing is always a hit. This cookie dough icing and this toasted coconut icing also look amazing.

Cooking tip: use this mixer, these cheap pipe bags and this tip to make this recipe.

Follow us on PINTEREST!

Blueberry Icing Recipe

  1. Place about 1 1/2 cups of blueberries in a small food processor or blender and puree until smooth, stop to scrape down the sides as needed. This should only take a minute or two.

  2. Put the butter in a large bowl and beat until smooth and creamy, add 1 cup powdered sugar and beat again. Add 1 more cup of powdered sugar and beat to combine. Add 1/2 cup cranberry puree and beat again until smooth. Add the remaining powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth and fluffy.

  3. Add more berry puree as desired, for a creamier or pourable frosting, or add additional powdered sugar, for a thicker frosting and easier to pipette for garnish.

  4. Use the remaining berries to decorate the cake as you like. Store the decorated cake or cupcakes in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Fresh blueberry frosting

Preparation time: 10 minutes.

Total time: 10 minutes

Servings: 16 servings (approximately 2 cups)

Calories: 198kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Instructions

  • Place about 1 1/2 cups of blueberries in a small food processor or blender and puree until smooth, stop to scrape down the sides as needed. This should only take a minute or two.

  • Put the butter in a large bowl and beat until smooth and creamy, add 1 cup powdered sugar and beat again. Add 1 more cup of powdered sugar and beat to combine. Add 1/2 cup cranberry puree and beat again until smooth. Add the remaining powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth and fluffy.

  • Add more berry puree as desired, for a creamier or pourable frosting, or add additional powdered sugar, for a thicker frosting and easier to pipette for garnish.

  • Use the remaining berries to decorate the cake as you like. Store the decorated cake or cupcakes in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Notes

PLEASE NOTE: The instructions for this recipe will make more berry puree than you will need to make this frosting. I have not found any way to avoid this simply because it requires a minimal amount of berries for the blender to puree. DO NOT pour all of the puree into the butter / sugar mixture or you will have a thick mixture on your hands. I save the leftover berry puree and add it to the smoothies or add it to the oatmeal. You can also freeze the pureed berries in an ice cube tray and toss the cubes in a ziploc bag in the freezer until you're ready to use them.

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 24 g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 14mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg

blueberriesfrosted

0 Compartir