Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
I love raspberry and this frosting did not disappoint. I used seedless raspberry preserves instead of jam. Pair it with your favourite chocolate cake and you're in heaven. I added a couple drops of pink food colour to enhance the natural colour of the raspberry jam in the finished product. This recipe is from the Culinary Concoctions by Peabody blog.
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 6 -8 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1⁄2 cup seedless raspberry jam
- milk (optional)
- red food coloring (optional)
- Place butter and jam in a mixing bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
- Cream butter and jam until well incorporated, about 2 minutes.
- Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time until you reach desired consistency.
- If frosting gets too thick you can add a little milk to thin it out.
- If you are not satisfied with the pink colour from the jam/preserves alone add in a drop or two of red food colour to intensify it.
While we felt this was too sweet on the white cake we tired it on, I made a dark chocolate cake and it complemented it perfectly! Dark chocolate cake, this raspberry buttercream, fresh raspberries on top and finished it off by drizzling dark chocolate all around. Divine!
Easy to make and fabulously decadent with Dark Chocolate Cake (http://www.food.com/recipe/dark-chocolate-cake-2496). It has lots of raspberry flavour, not just plain old pink icing. I added about 5 drops of red food colouring. I agree with Rosslare, it would work with many different kinds of jellies. I also had enough left over for sandwich cookies after icing a giant cupcake cake and two dozen mini cupcakes.
Fantastic! This would turn out great with most kinds of jams, I'm sure.