A fluffy buttercream that is perfect for frosting cupcakes and is super fluffy and airy This frosting only takes a few minutes of your time to make.

Recipe by MyRecipes November 2011


Credit: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro

Recipe Summary

1 serving


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Start by leaving the butter out to come to a room temperature. Do not melt the butter in the microwave, for that will separate the oils and fats in the butter and will result in a buttercream with a texture similar to cottage cheese.

  • Cream the butter until it is light and fluffy. Then begin to add the powdered sugar a spoonful at a time. The amount of powdered sugar I wrote above is just a suggestion. Not much sugar is needed since the marshmallow fluff is very sweet. You can always add more sugar after you've mixed in everything.

  • Mix in the whole container of marshmallow fluff. Keep mixing until everything is combined.

  • Add your favorite extracts and seasonings. This frosting is super versatile.

  • My personal favorite is peppermint extract which gives a light and refreshing flavor to the fluffy frosting.

  • Depending on what your use for this frosting is, you may want to add some milk into the frosting to thin it out. I have noticed that the frosting can tend to be on the thick side without the milk. Take care to add only a few drops of milk at a time, for you don't want a gloopy mess that's too thin to frost.

  • Try not to eat it before it gets on a cake or a cupcake. (: