Rating: 4.39 stars
137 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 91
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 5

Perfect for any cake!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream butter in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium until butter is soft and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar, about 1/2 cup at a time; beat in almond extract. Gently fold the marshmallow creme into the frosting until thoroughly incorporated.

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Nutrition Facts

709 calories; protein 0.8g; carbohydrates 75.3g; fat 46.2g; cholesterol 122mg; sodium 364mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (140)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2012
Yum! I added more powdered sugar because I needed a larger quantity. Fluffy and yummy. Also used it in homemade oatmeal cream pies. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/03/2013
I was so excited to try this recipe. I love marshmallow and buttercream so I thought this was a match made in heaven. I was so disappointed. It was so sickening sweet, I wouldn't even use it as-is. Even having read the reviews, I used short cups of powdered sugar, so probably used about an 1/8 - 1/4 cup less than the recipe called for. In an attempt to salvage all these ingredients, I bought another small jar of marshmallow cream and folded that into the frosting. That did help mellow out super sweet powdered sugar taste a little. My advice to anyone making the 1st time it is to add only 2 cups (or less) or powdered sugar. Then at the end set maybe a 1/4 of the butter/sugar mixture off the side. Add the marshmallow cream to the remaining butter/sugar mixture. If it not too sweet, fold some of the butter/sugar mixture back into the marshmallow cream mixture. That way you can better control the sweetness level. This recipe makes so much, you probably won't miss any extra butter/sugar you don't use. If you have extra, you can always adjust your recipe for next time. Read More
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137 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 91
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2012
Yum! I added more powdered sugar because I needed a larger quantity. Fluffy and yummy. Also used it in homemade oatmeal cream pies. Read More
(65)
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2018
I admit that I was skeptical about a buttercream that uses SO MUCH butter and SO LITTLE powdered sugar! However, the marshmallow creme stirs in like a dream and adds a fluffiness that I've never see in a buttercream! This frosting melts in your mouth and the almond flavor is delectable. I was looking for a delicious, light textured frosting for delicate, tiny sandwich cookies I'm making for a wedding. This is marvelous, and I will use it again and again! SIX YEARS LATER: I’ve used this incredible buttercream recipe for every single cake I’ve made, from my signature carrot cake to my grandchildren’s birthday cakes, and it ALWAYS turns out perfect, makes a huge quantity, tastes delicious, decorates beautifully! I just made it again today for my carrot cake! A lifetime recipe, in my opinion! (At times I use 1/2 almond extract and 1/2 vanilla extract, just as my mood dictates.) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/03/2013
I was so excited to try this recipe. I love marshmallow and buttercream so I thought this was a match made in heaven. I was so disappointed. It was so sickening sweet, I wouldn't even use it as-is. Even having read the reviews, I used short cups of powdered sugar, so probably used about an 1/8 - 1/4 cup less than the recipe called for. In an attempt to salvage all these ingredients, I bought another small jar of marshmallow cream and folded that into the frosting. That did help mellow out super sweet powdered sugar taste a little. My advice to anyone making the 1st time it is to add only 2 cups (or less) or powdered sugar. Then at the end set maybe a 1/4 of the butter/sugar mixture off the side. Add the marshmallow cream to the remaining butter/sugar mixture. If it not too sweet, fold some of the butter/sugar mixture back into the marshmallow cream mixture. That way you can better control the sweetness level. This recipe makes so much, you probably won't miss any extra butter/sugar you don't use. If you have extra, you can always adjust your recipe for next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2012
This was delicious! everyone loved it even someone who claimed not to like marshmallows. Goes great with chocolate cupcakes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2014
I've made the version on the Land o Lakes website for Lamb Cupcakes. I love the consistency, taste, and the fact that it's pure white so easy to dye. Also, nothing needs refrigeration, so leaving leftover frosting out isn't a concern. The proportions on their site are 1.5c butter, 2c powdered sugar, 2 tsp vanilla, and 2 (7 oz) jars marshmallow creme. I'm going to try adding cocoa powder for a chocolate version, so I'm glad to see someone else had success with that. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2012
My new go-to cupcake recipe- Pipes beautifully. To make Mocha Marshmallow cupcakes add cocoa in with the powdered sugar and a bit of espresso powder. I add powdered sugar in until the consistency seems right usually more than the recipe calls for. Makes a lot I frosted 50 cupcakes generously. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2017
With my changes this is a five star recipe, and the BEST white frosting I've ever tried! Normally I don't like to rate recipes after I've made so many changes, however this gave me such a good base that I wanted to share. Also there was plenty of frosting for my cake which I made in a 9x13 pan. Now for my changes: first I only used 1 cup (2 sticks) of room temperature butter, decreased the confectioners sugar to 2 cups, added 1/2 tsp of "clear" vanilla (instead of almond), and only one 7 1/2 oz jar of marshmallow cream. I mixed the butter and confectioners sugar together until well blended, then added the vanilla, mixed again, lastly I added the marshmallow cream and blended it together with my mixer. This was easy and ready to frost my (cooled) cake. This frosting came out white, soft, and was very light (not a heavy frosting at all). It was a BIG hit with my family! This is definitely now my go to recipe for white frosting. I might even try adding 1/2 cup cocoa powder for a chocolate version next time. Enjoy! Even though I made many changes I want to thank Staci for sharing your recipe. I never thought of adding marshmallow cream to my buttercream frosting, and I think it made all the difference. :-) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2014
good recipe I did tweek it a bit. the first batch I followed directions exactly, it didn't hold shape very well and I found out I didn't like almond extract. so I used vanilla instead and used 1 cup of butter and 1 cup of Crisco holds shape alot better and didn't hurt the taste. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2012
Good, but extremely sweet for me, and I normall love sweet desserts. It didn't really have a marshmallow taste to it at all. I may try to take away half a cup of the confectioner's sugar and use only 1 cup of butter for a fluffier frosting with more marshmallow taste. Oh, and this recipe leaves you with enough frosting to do a huge double layer cake! Read More
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