Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

Indulge in the divine sweetness of our Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting, a heavenly addition to any cake or cupcake. Crafted to perfection, this frosting boasts a light and airy texture, complemented by a rich and creamy flavor. With a simple blend of butter, powdered sugar, and marshmallow fluff, you can effortlessly elevate your favorite baked treats to new heights of deliciousness.


  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup shortening or butter
  • ¾ – 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 (13oz) jar marshmallow fluff (marshmallow cream)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Whipping Up the Base: In a mixing bowl, cream the softened butter and shortening (if using) with an electric mixer on medium speed until luxuriously fluffy.
  2. Gradual Sweetening: Gradually incorporate the powdered sugar into the mixture, adding about ½ cup at a time. Ensure thorough mixing after each addition to achieve a smooth consistency.
  3. Infusing Flavor: Introduce the vanilla extract into the frosting and continue to mix until fully incorporated. This aromatic addition enhances the overall flavor profile of the frosting.
  4. Marshmallow Marvel: Gently fold the marshmallow fluff into the frosting until seamlessly blended. The addition of marshmallow fluff imparts a delicate sweetness and contributes to the frosting’s light and airy texture.
  5. Ready for Piping: Transfer the finished frosting into a piping bag fitted with your desired tip. Let your creativity shine as you pipe swirls, rosettes, or decorative patterns onto cupcakes or cakes.

Nutritional Information:

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cooking Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Calories: ~150 per serving
  • Servings: 2 cups

Serving and Storage Tips :

1. Serving Suggestions: Enhance the presentation and flavor of your desserts with these serving suggestions:

  • Cupcake Creations: Pipe a generous swirl of marshmallow buttercream frosting atop freshly baked cupcakes for a delightful treat.
  • Cake Couture: Spread a thick layer of frosting between cake layers and on the exterior for a decadent finish. Add decorative touches like sprinkles, edible flowers, or chocolate shavings for added flair.
  • Dip and Dunk: Use the frosting as a dip for fresh fruit, cookies, or pretzels for a sweet and indulgent snack.
  • Ice Cream Topping: Dollop onto scoops of ice cream for a creamy and flavorful topping that melts into a delightful sauce.

2. Storage Guidelines: Follow these storage tips to preserve the freshness and quality of your marshmallow buttercream frosting:

  • Refrigeration: Store any leftover frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Ensure the container is tightly sealed to prevent the frosting from absorbing any odors.
  • Freezing Option: Marshmallow buttercream frosting can be frozen for longer-term storage. Transfer the frosting to a freezer-safe container or zip-top bag, removing as much air as possible before sealing. Freeze for up to three months.
  • Thawing Instructions: When ready to use frozen frosting, transfer it to the refrigerator and allow it to thaw overnight. Once thawed, let the frosting come to room temperature before re-whipping it with a hand mixer to restore its fluffy texture.
  • Avoid Over-Whipping: Be cautious not to over-whip the frosting during the thawing process, as this can cause it to become dense or lose its airy consistency.

3. Revitalization Tips: If your refrigerated or frozen frosting has become too firm, follow these steps to restore its creamy texture:

  • Bring to Room Temperature: Allow the frosting to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes to soften slightly before re-whipping.
  • Re-Whip: Use a hand mixer to re-whip the softened frosting until it becomes light and fluffy again. Add a tablespoon of milk or cream if needed to achieve the desired consistency.

With these serving and storage tips, you can ensure that your Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting remains fresh, flavorful, and ready to elevate any dessert creation. Whether spreading, piping, or dipping, let the indulgent sweetness of this frosting take your homemade treats to the next level of deliciousness!

Variations :

  1. Chocolate Infusion: Intensify the flavor by incorporating cocoa powder or melted chocolate into the frosting for a rich and indulgent twist.
  2. Fruity Delight: Add a burst of freshness with fruit purees or extracts such as strawberry, raspberry, or lemon, enhancing both the flavor and color of the frosting.
  3. Coffee Kick: Infuse the frosting with a hint of coffee flavor by incorporating espresso powder or brewed coffee, perfect for complementing chocolate or vanilla-based desserts.
  4. Nutty Indulgence: Elevate the frosting with the addition of finely chopped nuts such as toasted almonds, pecans, or hazelnuts for added texture and flavor.
  5. Caramel Drizzle: Swirl caramel sauce into the frosting for a decadent caramel flavor, perfect for topping off caramel-flavored cakes or cupcakes.
  6. Citrus Zest: Add zest from citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, or limes to the frosting for a refreshing burst of citrus flavor, ideal for pairing with light and fruity desserts.
  7. Spice Fusion: Incorporate warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom into the frosting for a cozy and comforting flavor profile, reminiscent of classic fall desserts.
  8. Liqueur Infusion: Enhance the flavor with a splash of your favorite liqueur such as Bailey’s Irish Cream, Grand Marnier, or Kahlua, adding depth and complexity to the frosting.
  9. Coconut Bliss: Introduce shredded coconut or coconut extract into the frosting for a tropical flair, perfect for decorating coconut-flavored cakes or cupcakes.
  10. Minty Freshness: Add a refreshing twist with a few drops of peppermint extract or finely chopped fresh mint leaves, creating a cool and invigorating frosting ideal for pairing with chocolate desserts.


  1. Can I use all butter instead of a combination of butter and shortening? Yes, you can use all butter in the frosting recipe if you prefer. However, keep in mind that shortening helps stabilize the frosting and maintains its shape in warmer temperatures.
  2. Can I reduce the amount of powdered sugar in the recipe for a less sweet frosting? Yes, you can adjust the amount of powdered sugar to suit your taste preferences. Start with a smaller amount and gradually add more until you reach the desired level of sweetness.
  3. Can I color the frosting with food coloring? Absolutely! You can add gel food coloring to the frosting to achieve vibrant colors for decorating cakes and cupcakes. Start with a small amount and adjust as needed to achieve your desired shade.
  4. How far in advance can I frost a cake or cupcakes with this frosting? You can frost a cake or cupcakes with marshmallow buttercream frosting up to a day in advance. Store the frosted desserts in the refrigerator in an airtight container until ready to serve.
  5. Can I use this frosting for decorating intricate designs on cakes? While marshmallow buttercream frosting is soft and creamy, it may not hold intricate designs as well as firmer frostings like royal icing or fondant. However, it is perfect for piping swirls, rosettes, and other simple decorations.
  6. Is this frosting suitable for filling macarons or sandwich cookies? Yes, marshmallow buttercream frosting works well as a filling for macarons, sandwich cookies, or whoopie pies. Its light and fluffy texture pairs beautifully with delicate baked goods.
  7. Can I make this frosting ahead of time and freeze it? Yes, you can freeze marshmallow buttercream frosting in an airtight container for up to three months. Thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and re-whip it before using to restore its fluffy texture.
  8. What is the best way to store leftover frosting? Store any leftover frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Before using, let it come to room temperature and re-whip it to restore its creamy consistency.
  9. Can I make this frosting vegan? Yes, you can make a vegan version of marshmallow buttercream frosting by using dairy-free butter and omitting the marshmallow fluff. Substitute with additional powdered sugar for sweetness and a little plant-based milk for texture.
  10. How can I prevent air bubbles when piping the frosting onto cupcakes? To minimize air bubbles, gently tap the piping bag against the counter to release any trapped air before piping. Additionally, pipe the frosting in a slow, steady motion, applying even pressure to achieve smooth swirls or designs.

Elevate your desserts to extraordinary heights with our Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting. With its fluffy texture, creamy consistency, and irresistible sweetness, this frosting is sure to impress even the most discerning palates. Whether adorning a birthday cake or topping off a batch of cupcakes, this marshmallow-infused delight is guaranteed to steal the show. Dive into a world of decadence and treat yourself to the sweet indulgence of homemade perfection!