Friday, March 15, 2019

Marshmallow Fluff Buttercream

American buttercream with a marshmallow fluff twist. It tastes like a marshmallow but spreads nicely, works on layer cakes and is even good for piping! 

mixer paddle full of mashmallow fluff buttercream frosting


     Have you marshmallow in frosting form! This fluffy frosting is perfect for all kinds of cakes and cupcakes. It is great for decorating and the marshmallow adds that bit of extra flavor that will make your taste buds sing. It is super simple to make and even easier to eat! 


    By now I think we all know that I am a frosting fan.  I love to make the stuff and I really love to eat it!  

     I mean that is the whole point of making a cake, isn't it?  I feel like it is hard to go wrong with deliciously plain old buttercream, but sometimes you want to amp it up a bit, am I right? 

     The super light and fluffy white chocolate buttercream is an excellent example.  So is sweetened condensed milk buttercream. Both add a bit of something extra without taking away the things I love about American buttercream. 

mixing bowl full of white marshmallow buttercream frosting


      I originally made this frosting to go on top of some pumpkin spice cookie bars. The marshmallow was a great topper and played well with the warm tones of the bars. 

      Recently I made a triple layer 9" pink velvet cake. Well I tried, I used whole eggs and the color turned out more of a peach than a pink.  

       I filled it with blood orange curd and frosted it in a double batch of this frosting.  It tasted great but the color was just not what I wanted it to be.  

cake with pink ombre effect on the sides and a pink swirl on the top


       I guess I am going to have to tinker with it a bit so I can share it with you.  I just can't bare to not share the recipe, but the color definitely leaves something to be desired! 

       Anyway, the marshmallowy frosting worked great on the soft velvet cake as well.  I wanted to evoke the feeling of Easter with the pastel and marshmallows and it certainly did the trick. 

       This frosting is a bright white color if you beat the butter well.  It colors great and pipes nicely too, so you could easily use it for a decorative cake.  

pink ombre layer cake with edible nest and peeps topper


       I decided to go with a pink ombre effect on my layer cake and I thought it turned out pretty well.  Be sure to check out the little video showing how it came together. 

If you are a frosting fanatic like me, check out my Frosting 101. It goes through the different types of frosting and links to all sorts of delicious recipes!





buttercream frosting recipe, marshmallow frosting
frosting, dessert
American
Yield: 24 servings

Marshmallow Fluff Buttercream

American buttercream with a marshmallow fluff twist. It tastes like a marshmallow but spreads nicely, works on layer cakes and is even good for piping!
prep time: 8 minscook time: total time: 8 mins

ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 7oz tub of marshmallow fluff

instructions

  1. In your mixer bowl, cream you butter until it is light and fluffy.  (Go ahead and let it go for a minimum of 2 minutes.)
  2. Add in the powdered sugar, vanilla extract and marshmallow fluff. Mix on medium for about 4 minutes.
  3. Get ready to have your socks knocked off.
calories
130.27
fat (grams)
7.69
sat. fat (grams)
4.86
carbs (grams)
15.90
net carbs
15.89
protein (grams)
0.23
sugar (grams)
13.75
Created using The Recipes Generator



Shared at The Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday

47 comments:

  1. I never thought to use marshmallow fluff in frosting - but now it really makes sense! I'm pinning both this and the White Chocolate Buttercream - but I will have to wait to try them until after I make your Brownie Mix Puppy Chow!
    So many good recipes - thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Susan! We are headed into birthday season in my family, so we have plenty of excuses to make a lot of fun treats.

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  2. Wow!! This looks so simple to make, and for sure fits the bill for cakes, cup cakes, and cookies. Just what I need for my sweet tooth. Thanks I'll pin this one for the future!!!

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  3. Carlee, I love marshmallow frosting, and yours sounds delicious! We're also having 90 degree weather and crazy 95% humidity, so I can't shake the summer posts just yet. I'm willing myself to make an autumn-themed dessert next week. I'll look to you for inspiration :)

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    1. We have had a really nice break from the heat the last day or two, so that has only made me more ready. Of course it is supposed to be mid to upper 80s again next week. It has been really strange training myself to make stuff a season or holiday ahead when I can. This blogging stuff is hard work! ;-)

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  4. Yum Carlee! I'm a frosting addict and love trying new kinds. I'm a buttercream addict as well. Can't wait to give this one a try. Got a few of my kids birthdays coming up so this will come in handy!

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    1. Me too! More frosting = more better!! I hope you love this one.

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  5. This looks amazing, and I absolutely love marshmallows, will definitely have to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing with OMHG Wordless Wednesday Link Party. Co-host Evija, From Evija with Love xx

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    1. This definitely tastes like marshmallows, so I think you'll love it! Thanks for hosting and for stopping by!

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  6. You know Carlee I only started making buttercream a couple of years ago when my son got engaged and I made their engagement cake. Now I make it all the time however I love the marshmallow idea. Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom. Always love your posts.

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    1. I love buttercream! As a kid I loved the frosting in the can, but now I can't even look at it now that I know how easy it is to make all these different frostings that are so much better! Thank you for hosting!

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  7. I love buttercream and I have never thought about adding marshmallow fluff to it. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! Have a great week!

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    1. I love buttercream too! The marshmallow really adds a nice flavor and texture. Frosting is one of my favorite things to play with!

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  8. I've never thought about marshmallow icing...I too am a lover of icing, and will be trying this one pronto! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  9. I have to try this...a great recipe to Pin! Thanks!

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  10. Ooooh this sounds heavenly! I don't know why I never thought of adding fluff to my buttercream recipe! Makes so much sense.

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  11. Oh man I love marshmallow! I can only imagine how fluffy it makes buttercream frosting, yum! Thanks for another great frosting recipe, I guess I need to make some cupcakes :) PS I've also started baking for fall, we still have the heat but no humidity and I can't get enough pumpkin!

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    1. I love it too! I thought this would be a fun twist to go with pumpkin (which I can definitely eat year round!) We have had a beautiful week here, but it is getting ready to warm back up next week.

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  12. I almost always so the same basic butter cream, I might just vary the flavour a little, I really must start being a bit more adventurous with my icing - I'm pinning ready, I just need to pick up some of the fluff stuff next time I'm shopping!

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    1. Buttercream is so good on it's own, so I can see why you wouldn't change it up much. I can't help myself when it comes to frosting! I hope you love it!

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  13. O!!!! M!!!! G!!!!! Made this the other night to top a plain ol' chocolate cake, and THE RESULT WAS SUBLIME!!! This has now become my "go to" icing recipe!!! You get the wonderful flavor of traditional butter cream (which is "the ONLY icing" in my husband and my opinion) while loosing some of the sickeningly sweet richness and density. You wouldn't think that when you are using Marshmallow fluff, but it's true!!!

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  14. There is nothing like a great Buttercream , this looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. I completely agree! As a kid I loved the stuff in the can at the store, now I can't imagine going back to that.

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  15. I can't wait to try this! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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  16. Great recipe with the addition of marshmallow which I've never tried. Thanks Carlee for sharing with us at #AnythingGoes linkup

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    1. It is fun to play around a little and see what you can get away with! Thanks for hosting!

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  17. Who can resist the yumminess of a recipe with marshmallow fluff! This looks fabulous!

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  18. Now here is a good way to satisfy a sweet tooth! Thanks for sharing at the Merry Monday party with us.

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    1. Oh my goodness yes! Thought it isn't as sickeningly sweet as you might imagine. Thank you for hosting!

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  19. I have cupcakes to make for my granddaughters 1st birthday! Going to use this frosting!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this week! Pinned!

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  20. I'm going to try this the next time I make buttercream frosting. It sounds great. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinned.

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    1. I hope you love it! Thank you so much for hosting.

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  21. Sounds lovely, but I don't think you can get marshmallow fluff in New Zealand :( Thanks for sharing with the #BlogFair.

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    1. Shoot! I am sure it would ship well. We could arrange something ;-)

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  22. I have never had this but I shall be trying it very soon. I love marshmallow fluff!

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  23. I have never put marshmallow fluff in my frosting before. mmmmm! I bet it is nice and fluffy and tastes amazing! I will be trying it!Thanks!!

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