Strawberry Smash Frosting

by jade on January 28, 2010

This is one of my favorite vegan dessert frostings not only because its so easy to make, but also because it tastes so fresh and the flavor of the strawberries really pops.  I love to use it for cupcakes and sugar cookies, but this frosting works well for a vegan cake as a drizzle topping, too!

What you need:

1/2 pint strawberries (rinsed and trimmed)

1/4 cup sugar

3 Tablespoons vegan butter

4 cups powdered sugar

You will need to macerate your strawberries the night before or at least a couple hours before you do any baking.  That basically means, chop them up, sprinkle the granulated sugar over them and place in the fridge.  This will bring out the natural sweetness of your berries and make them a little softer and mushy for crushing.

Next, remove the strawberries from the fridge and drain any excess liquid.  Using a blender, hand blender, or a potato masher, crush the strawberries into a pile of mush.  Then, using a mixer, whip the butter until smooth and begin adding the powdered sugar, all while continuing to mix.  As you being to run out of sugar, you will see that your frosting is beginning to take shape.  Then, add the mashed berries and mix thoroughly.

And there you have it, an amazing vegan recipe for Vegan Strawberry Smash Frosting!

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