Strawberry and Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

strawberry lime cream cheese frosting on cupcake in yellow case, with gold dust on top. Sitting on small round wooden plate on light table with parts of two cupcakes and two freeze-dried strawberries in the background

This is a simple recipe for a really delicious cream cheese frosting in the Thermomix, for icing cupcakes or a large cake with. It has far less sugar than something like a buttercream (I do love buttercream, though!)

It makes enough cream cheese frosting for a double layered full-size cake, 24 cupcakes spread with frosting, or 12 cupcakes piped with as much frosting as my photos.

Ingredients for making Strawberry and Lime Cream Cheese Frosting in the Thermomix

all ingredients laid out on white bench, for strawberry and lime cream cheese icing to be made in thermomix. Butter, cream cheese, sugar, milk, lime and freeze dried strawberries

Freeze-dried Strawberries

These are available from the supermarket, you’ll find them with the dried fruit. Using fresh strawberries doesn’t work well due to the moisture content. These strawberries are super dry and add both flavour and colour to the frosting.

Here and here are a couple of brands of freeze-dried strawberries readily available from supermarkets. This brand uses Australian strawberries and is available at several online stores.

Lime

Both zest and juice are used in this cream cheese frosting – the Thermomix blitzes the zest down to nothing with the sugar and strawberries. The juice is added for a slight bit of tang.

Cream Cheese

Cream cheese is the base for this yummy frosting, making it healthier than buttercream.

Butter and Milk

These two ingredients contribute to the texture of the frosting. Butter adds to the creaminess and milk acts to thin it down a little.

Caster Sugar

The sugar sweetens the frosting. The amount of sugar in this is much less than in a buttercream and it’s all that’s needed. It’s not sickly sweet, it’s just right!

The How-To

Firstly, place sugar, freeze-dried strawberries and lime zest in mixer bowl.

freeze dried strawberries, lime zest and caster sugar in thermomix bowl looking from top down into the bowl

Blitz down to a powder, like so:

freeze dried strawberries blitzed down to a powder in thermomix bowl, looking from top into the bowl

Then, add cream cheese, butter, milk and lime juice. Blend.

bowls of ingredients for cream cheese icing before going into thermomix - cream cheese, lime juice, butter and milk

The cream cheese icing comes out of the Thermomix lovely and creamy and ready for piping or spreading onto your cake or cupcakes!

This recipe makes enough frosting to cover the top and sides of a double layered full-size cake, 24 cupcakes spread with frosting, or 12 cupcakes piped generously, with as much frosting as below.

cream cheese iced cupcake with freeze-dried strawberries around, one on top of the cupcake. Cake is sitting on a detailed white platter and there is part of another cupcake in the background

Hungry for More Strawberry Recipes?

Check out this Recipe Roundup for some really awesome Thermomix recipes that use strawberries – fresh strawberries, that is.

cream cheese iced cupcake with freeze-dried strawberries around, one on top of the cupcake. Cake is sitting on a detailed white platter and there is part of another cupcake in the background
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5 from 1 vote

Strawberry and Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

This thick and creamy frosting is such a delicious choice to top a vanilla cake or cupcakes!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Baking
Cuisine: Egg Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: cream cheese icing, strawberry icing, Thermomix cream cheese icing
Servings: 1 cake (top and sides)
Calories: 1586kcal

Ingredients

  • 70 g caster sugar
  • 20 g freeze-dried strawberries
  • 3 strips of lime zest (5g)
  • 250 g cream cheese at room temperature, roughly chopped
  • 50 g butter
  • 30 g milk
  • 20 g lime juice

Instructions

  • Place sugar, strawberries and lime zest in clean, dry mixer bowl. Blitz 30 seconds/speed 9/MC on. Scrape down bowl. Repeat.
  • Add cream cheese, butter, milk and lime juice. Blend 10 seconds/speed 5/MC on. Scrape down bowl. Repeat.
  • If frosting is too thick, add a splash more milk and blend for a few seconds/speed 5/MC on.
  • Scrape down bowl, then blend 30 seconds/speed 5/MC on.
  • Use to ice a large cake (the one pictured is a 22cm double layer cake), or cupcakes, or use as a sweet dip for wedges of apple or strawberries.

Notes

For a plain strawberry cream cheese frosting, omit the lime zest and juice, increase the milk to 50g.

Nutrition

Serving: 1batch | Calories: 1586kcal | Carbohydrates: 101g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 127g | Saturated Fat: 74g | Cholesterol: 386mg | Sodium: 1174mg | Potassium: 651mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 93g | Vitamin A: 4607IU | Vitamin C: 250mg | Calcium: 291mg | Iron: 5mg

Please note, nutrition information is calculated via an online recipe nutrition calculator and is a guide only. It is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed 100% accurate. I am not a nutritionist or trained health professional.

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Courtney
Courtney
7 months ago

5 stars
This frosting is seriously soooooo gooooooood! Unlike other frosting recipes this is reasonably healthy and it isn’t as sickly sweet as any other icing I have ever made.

Hi, I'm Bec

I specialise in great tasting vegetarian Thermomix recipes and cater for a wide range of dietary needs. I love sharing here and in my cookbooks my healthy, delicious recipes (of course the odd treat too!) Whether you're looking to ignite your thermo mojo, or just after some new, really tasty family friendly recipes, there really is something here for everyone

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