Recipe By Frugal Dusky
Published Jul 12th
Prep 15m Cook - Additional - Ready In 15m
Servings 8 servings Calories 301.3

This foolproof frosting keeps it simple. While very sweet, it’s just the thing to balance the natural flavor of a homestyle scratch cake recipe. I used it the first time to lighten up a cake made with a heavy whole grain white flour. Uh-mazing!

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ cup strawberry jam
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Beat butter and cream cheese together in a bowl using an electric mixer until creamy and smooth. Add confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, to creamed butter with the mixer on low speed until smooth and creamy; beat in strawberry jam and vanilla extract.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 301.3
  • Carbohydrate 38.6 g
  • Cholesterol 46.1 mg
  • Fat 16.5 g
  • Protein 1.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 10.4 g
  • Sodium 43.9 mg
  • Sugar 37.2 g

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  1. Followed recipe as is and was perfect. It is a bit gooey but perfect for covering a cake. If you want to pipe at all this is not a good recipe or would need some adjustments. Taste great can't wait to test other flavor jams.
  2. It came out really runny and sticky and after adding so much additional confectioners sugar it was just too sweet.
  3. This is my first time making a homemade frosting, and it turned out wonderful! I am pairing it with a basic white cake recipe I found on here as well for my daughter's 3rd b-day tomorrow. I added more strawberry jam for more flavor and red food coloring for a bold color. Funny thing is, - Read more ...
  4. I used blueberry jam and lemon extract in place of strawberry jam and vanilla. It was delicious on lemon cake. It is a generous amount of icing. I had a little left over so I iced some graham crackers for a snack. Will definitely keep this recipe close to hand. It is quick and easy - Read more ...
  5. This was really good though we used more jam making the icing and adorable pink colour! So good on lemon cupcakes.
  6. Excellent frosting! It's so creamy & slightly gooey. I used Kirkland Signature Organic Strawberry Spread from Costco for this recipe. I put it over a chocolate cake recipe I get from the Hershey's cocoa container. For the cake recipe itself I substitute half the sugar as packed light brown & sometimes use heavy cream in - Read more ...
  7. I was looking for a pumpkin cream cheese frosting, when I came across this one. I substituted the jam with Libby's pure pumpkin and added some cinnamon, ground cloves, and nutmeg to it. It came out super creamy and delicious!!!!
  8. Very yummy!!!! Not overly sweet. I used Smuckers strawberry jam. I am going to try this for orange cupcakes and use orange marmalade in the frosting!!!!! YUMMY!!!
  9. Very easy to make and tasted delicious! I also tried it with raspberry preserves and was just as tasty. I do though always add 1/4 tsp of salt to even out the sweetness. Thank you for the recipe. Happy Baking Everyone!! :)
  10. It was easy and amazing! Sweet creamy and tasty!! Will use it again! Thank you!