Ginger-Spice Buttercream Frosting

This frosting pairs very well with my gingerbread cupcakes. It's very easy to make and is great for decorating because it doesn't fall apart. Try this frosting on vanilla, chocolate, and maybe even orange cupcakes. I hope you enjoy it!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
3 1/2 cups


  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces and softened

  • 1 (16 ounce) tub marshmallow fluff

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Beat butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add marshmallow fluff and beat until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl if needed. Beat confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract into butter mixture until frosting is light and fluffy. Beat fresh ginger, pumpkin pie spice, and ground ginger into frosting.

Cook's Notes:

If using to decorate cupcakes, use a large freezer plastic bag for the piping bag because it can take the pressure when you squeeze.

If the mixture seems too stiff, soften in the microwave for no more than 10 seconds and beat well again until smooth.

Add up to 1 cup more confectioners' sugar to taste, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

74 Calories
5g Fat
8g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 56
Calories 74
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 0g
Calcium 2mg 0%
Potassium 3mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.