One thing I think of when I think of Valentine’s Day is the combination of strawberries and chocolate. I recently found a recipe for raspberry jam buttercream on Hello Baker who got the recipe from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody. I love raspberries, but my husband is not a fan. So I thought why not strawberry and came up with this strawberry jam buttercream adaptation. I put this frosting on the devil’s food cupcake I made from the recipe for the perfect cake mix cupcake. The frosting turned out wonderful.
It was everything you would expect from a buttercream frosting with a surprisingly light strawberry flavor that went so well with the devil’s food cupcake. Just make sure the jam you use is a very smooth jam without big hunks of strawberry in it. You want it to be more like a jelly consistency. If you want to make some of these for you Valentine and your crafty, there is a cute idea to package them at THIS link.
- UNSALTED BUTTER
- POWDERED SUGAR
- STRAWBERRY JAM (THE REALLY SMOOTH KIND)
- RED FOOD COLORING (ENOUGH TO MAKE IT A PRETTY PINK COLOR)