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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

By: Lil’ Luna
This delicious Berry Buttercream Frosting is homemade with strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
Servings: 24
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

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
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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!

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 101mg, Potassium: 15mg, Sugar: 29g, Vitamin A: 360IU, Vitamin C: 2.7mg, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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31 Comments

  1. geometry dash says:

    4 stars
    very good. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      You are so welcome!! I am glad to share 🙂

  2. Amilaa says:

    5 stars
    This look delicious and yummy. Will surely try this!

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      I hope you do! I’d love to know what you think!

  3. Peter Anderson says:

    5 stars
    This looks delicious! It is sure to be a dinner time favorite!

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      They are so good!!! I hope you try them & you like them 🙂

  4. Janet says:

    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!

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      You are so welcome!! Yes, they are usually gone in minutes! Hope they like them!

  5. Amanda Hamilton says:

    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. Lil' Luna says:

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

  6. Aley says:

    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…

    1. Lil' Luna says:

      Thanks for trying them. Not sure what could have caused that. I’m sorry they turned out that way!

    2. Olivia says:

      5 stars
      A fruit inspired frosting that is as good as it looks!

  7. Barbara says:

    The cupcakes are looking so sweet!

    1. Lil' Luna says:

      They are amazing! Hope you’ll try them! Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Reynolds says:

    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!

    1. Lil' Luna says:

      Thank you so much! They will love these, then! Hope you enjoy 🙂

  9. Run 2 says:

    5 stars
    This looks delicious! It is sure to be a dinner time favorite!

    1. Lil' Luna says:

      Yes & yes 🙂 Thank you!

  10. Anne Kepner says:

    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!

    1. Lil' Luna says:

      You are welcome! I love strawberries too!! Thanks for stopping by!