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.
- 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.
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.
This buttercream is great! I put it on chocolate chip cupcakes for Valentine's day, and it was delicious! I ended up using quite a bit more jam to get the flavor I was wanting, and added some vanilla as well. This also made waaayyy more than I was expecting, and I think I only used about half of it! I'm going to try using the rest in some sandwich cookies. Will definitely be using this recipe again!