Last Updated on May 30, 2017 by Ellen Christian
Every time I visit Pinterest, I am awed by the multi-colored desserts I see pinned. I click through to check them out and am then disappointed that they are all artificially colored. Since I avoid food dyes, I have been trying to figure out how to get naturally pink frosting to top our cupcakes when we all watch Grease. Grease is one of my favorite classic films from high school and I just love the Pink Ladies from that movie. They inspired this cupcake post and since I am part of the Netflix Stream Team, I was very excited to learn that I could watch Grease and many other classic musicals this month.
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Natural Pink Frosting Recipe
Time to get in the mood for Grease. Get out the poodle skirts and saddle shoes, find your old Frankie Valli records and serve your favorite cupcakes with naturally pink frosting for dessert. For dinner, how about a burger, fries and a strawberry milkshake?
- 16 ounces of confectioners' or powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 6 organic strawberries, pureed
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Beat confectioners' sugar, butter, strawberry puree and vanilla extract together in a bowl using a hand-held mixer, gradually increasing speed to reach high, until smooth. Pipe or spread onto cupcakes or frosting.
This naturally pink frosting recipe is free of high fructose corn syrup and artificial food coloring. You can make it darker or lighter depending on how much of the pureed strawberries you add. Just be aware that the puree will thin your frosting a little bit so you may need to adjust the amount of confectioners sugar you add. While I used strawberries to naturally dye my frosting, this recipe would also work with raspberries or cherries if those were in season. You can also try blueberries or black raspberries for blue or purple frosting. Just be certain to choose organic fruit when you buy or pick it.
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