Easy Kid-Pleasin' Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by the80srule

The ultimate kid pleaser, great frosting for baking Pink Brownies Lite & Fluffy as cupcakes. Would also be tasty on a traditional vanilla/white cake! I love getting creative with Nesquik.

Top Review by WorkingMom2three

My daughter's one request was for strawberry frosting for her birthday cake. I always make my frosting, but I had never attempted strawberry before, so I thought this looked good. The recipe was fine, but the taste was disgusting. Maybe it's been too long since I had strawberry milk, but the artificial taste was very off-putting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Butter must be highly softened but NOT melted. I'd recommend leaving it out in a safe area for about 20 minutes.
  2. With an electric mixer, cream the butter with 1 cup confectioners sugar and the milk.
  3. Beat in the Nesquik and vanilla extract.
  4. In small increments, beat in the rest of the confectioners' sugar. For a stiffer frosting, add a little more confectioners sugar.
  5. This will ice about 24-36 cupcakes assuming you use about 2-3 Tbsp per cupcake. It's best to make this after you've baked and are ready to use it because refridgeration will cause it to set and make it practically unspreadable.

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