Usually not thinking about strawberries this time of year but they were in the store the other day and were perfect! My family love them so I got one box. They sat there - no takers! So now what was I going to do with them? Eah week I bake for a local store in town and they "wanted something different" so red velvet cakes with fresh strawberry buttercream icing, I love this recipe and so does my family! The icing was not too sweet and had tiny bits of strawberry throughout. Looked so pretty. So give it a try. Its a great combo and not the usual cream cheese icing that always seems to go with red velvet.
you will need 3 1/2 cups of powered sugar, 2 sticks of unsalted butter, 1/2 cup of fresh strawberries and 1/2 tsp of vanilla
Beat butter till fluffy, gradually add sugar, add vanilla and 3-4 tbs of pureed strawberries. do not overbeat. I added almost the entire amount of pureed strawberries. Let me know if you try this! Thanks