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Marshmallow Frosting Recipes

Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting
The thick, sticky texture of marshmallow can help make a firm, stable frosting. This page contains marshmallow frosting recipes.
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February 2, 2015

Only recently did I discover the wonders of a Snowball. You know...the chocolate cake confection, filled with cream, covered in marshmallow and coconut? Well, I was in search of a good marshmallow frosting to make my own version of a Snowball. The recipes I tried were too runny. So, I concocted my own frosting and put it atop a chocolate cake and then topped it all with pink coconut. (These are not mandatory steps but it sure was cute!) It was a hit. My daughter told me I was the best cook in America when she tried the recipe. I'm gonna have to keep that kid! hee hee

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Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Enough for 12 slices.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 4 oz of cream cheese, softened
  • 7 oz marshmallow creme
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt

Steps:

  1. Make your cake. I used the Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake recipe. The only change I made to that was I added a teaspoon of instant coffee to the boiling water before I poured it in.
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  3. Beat butter and cream cheese on medium speed, until light and fluffy (about a minute or two).
  4. Add marshmallow creme and powdered sugar, 'til incorporated.
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  6. Add vanilla and pinch of salt. Mix.
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  8. Put on top of your cake.
  9. Optional step: Add a small amount of red food coloring to some shredded coconut. Mix with your fingers until it's a pretty pink color. Add to the top of your cake. (My kids don't like coconut, so only a small portion of my cake had it).
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February 3, 20150 found this helpful

One of my favorite treats as a little girl were the pink snowballs. I will be trying this. Beautiful too!:)

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