Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

I love homemade frosting.  I could honestly sit down with a big bowl of it and devour the whole thing.  No joke.

I really don’t think I’ve met a (homemade) frosting that I didn’t like, and this Marshmallow Buttercream is definitely no exception to that.  In fact, it’s right there at the top of favorite icings list.

It’s fluffy, light, sweet, rich, – and seriously delicious.  I love to scrape the insides of a vanilla bean into this frosting.  The tiny little specks of vanilla add such a depth of flavor. It’s ah-mazing.

Try it on a chocolate cake, yellow cake, on a spoon – it doesn’t matter, just try it.

Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting


  • 1 cup room temperature butter
  • 1 7-ounce jar marshmallow creme
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 vanilla bean optional


  • Cream the butter until it is light and fluffy. Add the marshmallow creme. Beat for 2 minutes.
  • Add the confectioners sugar and continue to beat for 2 minutes. Add vanilla extract and vanilla bean. Stir to combine.