Marshmallow Frosting Recipe is a fun spin on buttercream with marshmallow creme, making a simple, sticky, and sweet Marshmallow Frosting. Perfect your favorite cupcakes.
I have another tasty recipe coming your way today! But first, I just have to be honest and tell you how this recipe actually came to be…
These were supposed to be Cadbury Egg Cupcakes. You know, like the ones plastered all over Pinterest. That, however, was an epic Pinterest fail. I really should’ve taken pictures to send in to one of those Pinterest fail posts. The egg was melted and just a hard, gooey blob in the bottom of the cupcake. So I will definitely need to re-think that recipe and try again! (Maybe I’ll have it right by next Easter!)
Thankfully, I still had a really delicious WIN from that experience and that’s what I’m sharing today. A fabulous Marshmallow Frosting Recipe! Everybody gets so excited about the Peeps during Easter-time (my kids included!), so I thought it would be fun to make a marshmallow frosting to top your non-Pinterest-fail cupcakes with! Something you could put a Peep on top of and it would be pretty, festive, and most importantly delicious. This marshmallow frosting recipe is essentially a buttercream mixed with marshmallow creme.
Just a quick note about the flavoring: I tested out both almond and vanilla extract. The almond extract was fabulous, but I think the vanilla extract made it taste more marshmallow-y. Your marshmallow frosting will be delicious either way, but I just wanted to throw that out there for you!
Marshmallow Frosting Recipe
- 2 sticks 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 13 ounce jar marshmallow fluff or creme
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and extract.
- Add powdered sugar, and continue beating on medium speed until the mixture resembles a frosting.
- When your mixture is creamy, beat in the marshmallow creme. Fair warning: this is going to get a bit sticky.
- If you feel your marshmallow frosting is too thick, you can add a tablespoon of milk or cream to thin it out a bit. Likewise, if you think it's too thin, go ahead and add a little more powdered sugar, a quarter cup at a time.
- Pipe or spread on top of your favorite cupcakes, and enjoy!
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