Berry Buttercream Frosting

This delicious Berry Buttercream Frosting is homemade with strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.

Lather this fruity frosting on top of Vanilla Cake, Sugar Cookies, or even Chocolate Cupcakes to add a delicious berry flavor to your desserts!

Berry buttercream frosting on top of cupcakes with fresh berries

Simple, Yet Impressive

I initially created this recipe somewhat by “accident” when I was trying to make cupcakes for a Girl’s Night Out. I was following a recipe for berry frosting, but it was way more complicated than I preferred, so I simplified and made my own version!

The end result was amazing! I piped the frosting onto some vanilla cupcakes and topped them off with fresh berries, and they were a complete hit.

Don’t be intimidated by this recipe, it seriously only takes 5 ingredients, and a few minutes. But no one would know it based on how impressive it turns out!

Raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries for berry frosting

Just Puree and Mix!

This berry buttercream frosting recipe really only consists of two steps.

PUREE. Puree all of your berries in a food processor or blender. You want it as smooth as possible so it will incorporate well with the butter and sugar.

MIX. Add butter, powdered sugar and ½ cup of berry puree to a mixing bowl. Mix until smooth. Add more or less of the puree depending on the thickness of the frosting you’d like.

Once it’s all combined, it’s ready to be piped onto some cupcakes! Note: this will make enough to pipe 24 cupcakes.

Not just for vanilla cupcakes: berry buttercream frosting can be used on sugar cookies, chocolate cupcakes, brownie bites and more!

Berry puree for berry frosting recipe

Frosting Tips

Sometimes it can be tricky getting the right frosting consistency especially when using fresh fruit. Here are a few tips to help you get the perfect frosting each time:

  • Boiling the puree for 10-20 minutes is a great way to remove any excess water. Chill before adding to the icing.
  • Be sure the puree is cold! If the puree is warm at all, then it will separate from the other ingredients as well as melt the butter.
  • Only add ½ c of the puree while whipping up the frosting. If the frosting is too runny add a bit more powdered sugar. If you find that the frosting is too thick, then add a bit of the remaining puree to get the desired texture.

STORE any leftover berry buttercream frosting in the fridge for 5-7 days, or FREEZE in an airtight container for 2-3 months.

Cupcakes topped with berry frosting and fresh berries

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Berry Buttercream Frosting Recipe

4.82 from 11 votes
This delicious Berry Buttercream Frosting is homemade with strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 222 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cup butter (3 sticks) softened
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • fresh berries (blackberries, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries) for topping

Instructions
 

  • Begin by pureeing blackberries, strawberries and blueberries. Pour in a bowl and set aside.
  • Add butter, powdered sugar and ½ cup of berry puree to a mixing bowl. Blend until smooth. Add more or less of the puree depending on the thickness of the frosting you'd like.
  • Spread onto cool cupcakes.
  • Top with fresh berries right before serving. ENJOY!

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. That’s so delicious! I like to eat strawberry, so when I see this cupcake, I go to the kitchen at that time. Thanks for recipe.
    Have a nice weekend!

  2. 5 stars
    These are darling and look beyond yummy!My whole family loves cupcakes with strawberries on top! Thanks for the great recipe and idea!

  3. i tried this berry buttercream recipe and it did not turn out the way it looks in the picture. It came out runny. Very disappointed…

  4. I tried this and felt like it had too much butter. That’s all I could taste. Also it separated but that was my fault I think. I used frozen berries and it was still cold when I added to sugar & butter mixture. I’ll try it again but with less butter.

    1. Thank you for trying them 🙂 Yes, you could always leave some out, though it may change the outcome. Maybe a “light” butter?

  5. 5 stars
    Hey,These are darling and look beyond yummy!My whole family loves cupcakes with strawberries on top! Thanks for the great recipe and idea!

  6. 5 stars
    Wow, this frosting is incredible! It is so smooth & creamy & I love the flavor!! My favorite is on top of cupcakes. I think I’ll try on some brownies.

  7. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing! There is a perfect balance of fresh fruit and sweetness. I think I added too much puree because the frosting is a bit grainy but it still tastes great! Next time I’ll try boiling the puree first!

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Let me know how the frosting turns out when you boil the puree next time. I’d love to know!

  8. Hi! I was wondering how much this will make? I know it says 24 servings but I’m making a cake and I’d like to know like how many cups it is. Thanks!

    1. You know, I haven’t ever measured out how many cups of frosting it yields when it’s made… I just know there is enough to cover 24 cupcakes (depending on how thick you like the frosting). I’d guesstimate there is probably around 4 cups of frosting, depending on how much puree you add. That will determine the texture (more thick or runny) as well.