Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting
This Homemade Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting only requires 4 ingredients and it’s absolutely perfect. It’s one of my favorite frostings of all time!
I love homemade frosting. I could honestly sit down with a big bowl of it and devour the whole thing. It might not be the best thing for me… but it sure would taste good 😉
I really don’t think I’ve met a homemade frosting that I didn’t like but I’ve met many NOT homemade frostings that I just couldn’t do. I can do a boxed cake mix, no problem. But the frosting? It’s gotta be made from scratch. There is just nothing like a good homemade frosting.
This Marshmallow Buttercream is in my top 3 favorite frosting recipes. I can’t pick an absolute favorite because I love them all equally. (My other two favorites are cream cheese frosting & stovetop chocolate fudge frosting). But, this Marshmallow frosting is absolutely amazing. Fluffy, creamy, sweet perfection.
How do I make Homemade Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting?
It’s super simple – you only need 4 ingredients!
Full measurements are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
There is also a video tutorial from me right above the recipe so you can see me making it in my own humble little kitchen. 🙂
- marshmallow fluff (also referred to as marshmallow cream)
- confectioners sugar
- vanilla extract
You just beat it all up with your electric mixer, starting with the butter – then marshmallow fluff, confectioners sugar, & finally the vanilla extract. You see all the little black specks in my picture? That’s because I use the vanilla extract that I make myself (and I also sell in it my store if you’re interested) and it’s made with really high quality vanilla beans with lots of little vanilla specks throughout. If you want the vanilla specks but don’t have my vanilla, you can add some of the inside of a vanilla bean if you’d like.
Once it’s all beaten together, you will have a beautiful creamy frosting perfect for any cake! You can also make an easy s’mores inspired cake by frosting a chocolate cake with this and topping it with graham cracker crumbs. I have yet to meet a cake that this wasn’t absolutely amazing on top of.
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 the vanilla extract and the vanilla bean insides if you are using that. Stir to combine.
Oh my goodness, I have to try this!
This sounds heavenly. Great for cake tops. To make a fruit dip try this: instead of the confectioners icing add 2 cups of cream cheese. It is light and tasty. Not only fruit dipping but also great for cake toppings, for spice cake, or carrot cakes.
Patti Ann, is everything else the same? Even the butter??
I seriously got a toothache from how yummy that looks!!!
That looks so good! I’m sure I could eat the entire bowl, I love frosting.
I wish I had a bowl full of this and a spoon right now!! Love all your vanilla bean speckles.
This looks so good. I cannot wait to try it!
OOohh, it looks so good! I’m pinning this to my recipe board! Thanks for sharing!
I am sure keeping this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
wonder if this would work on the re velvet brownies
Oh yes! That sounds really good too!
I have recently gotten into cake decorating. Is this frosting sturdy enough to use a piping bag and decorating tips?
I was wondering the same thing! Has anyone tried piping this frosting onto cupcakes? Does it hold it’s shape?
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Thank you for sharing all of these cool Halloween goodies. I have no imagination at all and I welcome any ideas that makes less stress for me. I can’t wait to make the Marshmallow Buttercream frosting. I love your website. You have so many recipes and ideas.