Strawberry (Jam!) Cream Cheese Frosting

Strawberry (Jam!) Cream Cheese Frosting

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"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!"
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15 m servings 301 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 301 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 16.5 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.6g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 44 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.



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...

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...

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 ...

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!!!

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 add...

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 cr...

This was really good, though we used more jam, making the icing and adorable pink colour! So good on lemon cupcakes.

Great consistency! Can also substitute mashed berries which is even better.

It was easy and amazing! Sweet, creamy and tasty!! Will use it again! Thank you!