Raspberry Buttercream Frosting

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5 from 6 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Raspberry Buttercream Frosting

Raspberry Buttercream Frosting is the perfect topping for cakes, cookies and other desserts. It adds that fresh flavor to make it extra special.

Raspberry Buttercream Frosting on a cake with sprinkles.

This Raspberry Buttercream Frosting is so sublime layered in between cake, parfaits or other treats. You will love the fresh, not too sweet flavor to enhance your desserts.

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What We Love About This Recipe

When you want to really dress up a store bought dessert or enhance something you baked yourself, this raspberry frosting is perfect. So good on brownies or this Mini Mocha Cakes with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting.

  • 10 Minutes: It is so quick, why buy it when you can make it so easily.
  • Easy Ingredients: Only a few ingredients most are pantry staples.
  • Adaptable: Can use it on so many desserts to make them more special.
Raspberry Buttercream Frosting from the top with raspberries on the side.

Ingredient Notes

  • Butter, softened, it is what makes this frosting so decadent.
  • Powdered Icing Sugar- any brand will do.
  • Vanilla Extract- Good vanilla will really enrich the flavor of this frosting.
  • Raspberries- frozen and thawed worked best because they are picked at their ripest and freshest.
Raspberries, sugar, butter and vanilla.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Raspberry Frosting

These are the basic steps for making raspberry buttercream frosting. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Making the frosting by creaming ingredients and adding the reaspberries.

STEP 1: BEAT

First, in a large bowl, beat together the butter and 4 cups of powdered icing sugar for 2 minutes.

STEP 2: Add

Next, add the optional cream and vanilla extract and beat until incorporated.
Finally, ad the raspberries and beat until the raspberries are broken down and no large pieces remain in the frosting.

Finished icing after whipping and adding to a cake.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This raspberry buttercream frosting can be made a day or two ahead of time and kept in the fridge until you are ready to use it.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the raspberry butter cream in an airtight bag or container until it is used.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE LOW CALORIE?

A monk fruit or other substitute sweetener can be used for this recipe. On a one to one exchange ratio.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE RASPBERRY EXTRACT FOR VANILLA EXTRACT?

Of course, raspberry extract can be used to up the raspberry flavor.

RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, if you can adjust the recipe according to the amount that you have to make.

RASPBERRY FROSTING MADE WITH JAM?

A 1/2 cup of seedless raspberry jam can be used in this recipe if you prefer.

Top shot closeup of cake with raspberry frosting.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Fresh Raspberries: A 6 oz. clamshell of fresh raspberries can be pureed and used for this recipe.
  • Decorate: Utilize fresh raspberries to decorate your dessert so everyone knows what is in it.
  • Variation tip: Food Coloring can be used to get a more intense color.
  • Alternate ingredient: Strawberries can be used with this recipe to change it up.
  • Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting: Replace the butter with cream cheese to make a cream cheese version of this frosting.

What to Serve with Raspberry Buttercream

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Raspberry Buttercream Frosting
5 from 6 votes

Raspberry Buttercream Frosting

Yield: 2 cups
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • 4-5 cups Powdered Icing Sugar, as needed
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Raspberries, we used frozen and thawed
  • 1 Tablespoons Cream, optional

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter and 4 cups of powdered icing sugar for 2 minutes.
  • Add the optional cream and vanilla extract and beat until incorporated.
  • Add the raspberries and beat until the raspberries are broken down and no large pieces remain in the frosting.

Expert Tips

 
  • Fresh Raspberries: A 6 oz. clamshell of fresh raspberries can be pureed and used for this recipe.
  • Decorate: Utilize fresh raspberries to decorate your dessert so everyone knows what is in it.
  • Variation tip: Food Coloring can be used to get a more intense color.
  • Alternate ingredient: Strawberries can be used with this recipe to change it up.
  • Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting: Replace the butter with cream cheese to make a cream cheese version of this frosting.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 1810kcal | Carbohydrates: 247g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 95g | Saturated Fat: 60g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 25g | Trans Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 254mg | Sodium: 819mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 238g | Vitamin A: 2966IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: frosting, Icing, Raspberry

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3 thoughts on “Raspberry Buttercream Frosting”

  1. 5 stars
    Look at the colour on this frosting… it’s gorgeous. I’ve always made strawberry buttercream but I’m going to give this a go.

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