Raspberry Buttercream

My dad loves raspberry so we added a lot of raspberry to the frosting.  Buttercream is really buttery, duh right?  But I had never really thought about it, and I am not sure if it is my favorite type of frosting.

Raspberry Buttercream

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-10 tablespoons raspberry puree (recipe bellow)

Directions:

1. Cream butter on medium speed.  Add powdered sugar slowly.  After it is completely mixed add in vanilla extract.

2.  Slowly add Raspberry puree.  Mix until smooth.

Raspberry Puree

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pint raspberries
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Directions:

1. In a small saucepan put raspberry, lemon juice, and sugar.  Mash the raspberries and stir together.

2. Bring to a boil.  This helps release the raspberry juice.

3. After it starts to boil remove from heat.  Put it in a food processor or blender.  Puree until smooth.

4. Pour the puree through a sieve/strainer so the raspberry sauce comes through and the seeds are left behind.

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