Hi! Amy Estes, essential oil kitchen tester for Jenni of Natural Oil Mom here again. Today I come to you with a recipe that will make you eagerly await summer!
I fondly remember a cute magazine ad which featured a parakeet with a party hat, a cupcake, and the slogan “Even the smallest party deserves a great cake.” I cut it out and taped it up in my room because it was so cute and because I had a pet parakeet that I loved!
My 7 year old daughter also has a pet that she loves…a stuffed cheetah that she got recently. And she threw this cheetah a birthday party! The neighborhood girls were invited over, decorations were put up, and games played. This small party also deserved a great cake, but more importantly, great frosting!
I had found a recipe last year that used butter and freeze dried strawberries to make a cake frosting. I loved the idea as I am constantly on the look-out for low sugar, low carb options to fit our dietary needs. And so pretty too! No need for artificial food dyes to color it!
To jazz up the frosting and encourage the feeling of summer, I added some lemon essential oil for a strawberry lemonade flavor. My daughter declared it “yum!” I asked if it needed one more drop of lemon essential oil but she said no, it was just right!
I topped some chocolate cupcakes with this frosting for a stunning effect. This was one great birthday party!
Strawberry Lemonade Buttercreme Frosting
- ½ cup grass fed butter, softened to room temperature
- ¾ cup freeze dried strawberries, blended to a fine powder (try raspberry also)
- 1 squirt Liquid stevia (to taste) (I used NuNaturals Vanilla NuStevia)
- 1 drop Lemon essential oil (to taste)
- Blend up the freeze dried strawberries into a fine power.
- In small bowl combine softened butter and strawberry powder, stirring to combine.
- Blend in the lemon essential oil and liquid stevia.
- Frost and enjoy!
I used my Magic Bullet to blend up the freeze dried strawberries though a blender or food processor might work just as well.
I tried using the Magic Bullet to combine the powder and butter but it was just too stiff. You might be able to do this if the butter was almost melted.
To pipe this frosting try sticking it in the fridge until stiff but still pliable. When you pipe it, make sure to return the bag to the fridge every now and then as your hands will soften the butter and it won’t be as stiff.
For a dairy free option, try it with palm shortening instead of butter.
And coming later to the blog…Chocolate Mint Buttercreme Frosting!
Amy is a lover of Jesus, books
movies, essential oils, home-
schooling, and learning
to manage her family’s home
and health naturally.
She lives in Oklahoma with her
husband, two girls, and two parrots.