This Raspberry Buttercream frosting is the best raspberry buttercream frosting recipe you are going to find! This raspberry frosting is light, fluffy and has the perfect balance of raspberry and sweet! Perfect consistency for piping onto cupcakes, decorating a cake or using as a cake filling!
This homemade buttercream frosting recipe is just like the frosting you would get if you ordered a cake from a bakery. No need to spend all that extra money when you can make a delicious buttercream frosting at home!
The Best Raspberry Buttercream
This Raspberry buttercream frosting is perfect for decorating cakes and cupcakes. It has the most amazing raspberry flavor. The perfect smooth buttercream consistency we all love. And it pipes perfectly to give you that beautiful cupcake swirl that looks amazing on top of a cupcake.
Around here buttercream is very important. It is very important to us that it has the perfect consistency, the perfect taste and looks beautiful when used to decorate a cake or cupcakes. This raspberry frosting has everything you could want in a raspberry frosting recipe!
Looking for more buttercream recipes? Check these out!
- Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
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- marshmallow buttercream
- Caramel Buttercream
- Mint Buttercream
- Chocolate Raspberry buttercream
- Peanut butter buttercream
What cupcakes go with Raspberry Frosting?
There are lots of great cupcake and cake flavors that pair well with raspberry buttercream. My favorite is lemon raspberry cupcakes. If you are looking for more cupcakes to pair with this homemade frosting check these out!
Raspberry Buttercream Using Jam!
You might however be wondering why we do not use fresh fruit in this recipe. Many raspberry buttercream recipes use fresh raspberries or frozen raspberries. We like to use fresh ingredients as often as possible but sometimes the ending result is not the best when using fresh or frozen fruit.
For this recipe we use raspberry jam. You can use homemade jam or store bought jam, both will work. The reason for this is being able to keep the buttercream consistency. Raspberries are a juicy fruit, when pureed they make a nice and tasty juice puree. But juicy puree is going to lead to to thin of a frosting, that is not good for piping onto cupcakes or for decorating a cake.
There are always lots of questions about homemade frosting, so to make your life easier I am giving you all of that information now. :).
How do I thin out Raspberry buttercream?
If you are wanting to make this buttercream thinner, add a little bit of hot water at the end. Add the water a teaspoon at a time and mix well until you get the consistency that you are needing.
How to Store Raspberry Buttercream frosting
Raspberry buttercream Frosting can be stored at room temperature for up to three days or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
How do you soften refrigerated Buttercream Frosting
When you bring it out of the refrigerator let it sit at room temperature for two hours. Then re-whip it for ten minutes to bring it back to life.
How long can buttercream frosting sit out?
I store my buttercream in the fridge and then rewhip it when I want to use it. If you have already frosted a cake or cupcakes this buttercream frosting can sit out for up to 3 days.
How many days in advanced can I make Buttercream frosting?
You can make this buttercream frosting 3 days in advanced of when you want to use it and store it at room temperature. You can make this buttercream frosting up to 2 weeks ahead of time if you are going to store it in the fridge.
Supplies to make this recipe
- Stand Mixer.
- Silicone Spatula.
- Piping Bags (for frosting cupcakes).
- Angled spatula if decorating a cake.
Raspberry Buttercream Ingredients
- unsalted butter.
- confectioners sugar.
- hot water.
- raspberry jam.
- vanilla extract. You can use store bought or homemade vanilla extract
How to Make Raspberry Buttercream Frosting
Place the butter and shortening in the bowl of your mixer. On medium speed mix the butter and shortening together until they are creamed together.
Turn the mixer speed down to the lowest setting and slowly add the confectioners sugar in.
Once all the confectioners sugar is combined with the butter and shortening add in the hot water, raspberry jam and vanilla extract.
Turn the mixer speed up to medium-high speed and continue mixing for 10 minutes until light and fluffy.
Raspberry Buttercream frosting
- Place the butter and shortening in the bowl of your mixer. On medium speed mix the butter and shortening together until they are creamed together.
- Turn the mixer speed down to the lowest setting and slowly add the confectioners sugar in.
- Once all the confectioners sugar is combined with the butter and shortening add in the hot water, raspberry jam and vanilla extract.
- Turn the mixer speed up to medium-high speed and continue mixing for 10 minutes until light and fluffy
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