Raspberry Frosting Recipe

This raspberry frosting recipes can be used on vanilla or chocolate cupcakes.


2 cups fresh raspberries
2 Tablespoons milk
2 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup shortening, at room temperature
6 cups confectionersí sugar

** you can change shortening to butter. Shortening stabilizes the icing. A straight butter icing may have tendency to melt in warmer temperatures

Makes about 4 cups


In a blender or food processor, puree fresh raspberries and milk. Put pureed raspberries into a mesh sieve, push out as much liquid as you can. Set aside.

Cut up butter and shortening and put them in a mixing bowl. Mix them on high speed until light and fluffy.

Add in confectioners' sugar and raspberry liquid, mix slowly until incorporated, them mix on high speed for at least 10 minutes or longer. (you can't over mix this, the longer the better)