Easy Marshmallow Cream Cheese Frosting

December 17th, 2009 by katie

What could possibly be more perfect for a little girl than pretty pink cupcakes with marshmallow frosting?  This is a family favorite frosting from my mother and couldn’t be easier to mix together.  I am not quite ready to share the cake recipe with you, I need to work a few kinks out before I unleash it on the world-but the frosting? Is bananas.  The richness of the cream cheese is balanced by the smooth sweetness of the marshmallow, and with just two ingredients to mix together, how could you go wrong?

Marshmallow Cream Cheese Frosting

makes 2 cups, prep 10 min
  • 7 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 7 oz. marshmallow creme (found in a jar in the baking aisle)
  1. Be sure your cream cheese is softened before you start or you will wind up with cream cheese chunks.
  2. Beat cream cheese in a bowl until smooth.
  3. Dip a spatula in hot water and scoop marshmallow fluff out of the jar and into the mixing bowl.
  4. Beat cream cheese and marshmallow until combined.

For a large batch of cupcakes or a layer cake you will need to double the recipe which is just equal parts marshmallow fluff and cream cheese.  You can also use the tubs of pre-whipped cream cheese instead of the blocks for a lighter, sweeter marshmallow taste.  If your frosting is too thin chill it briefly in the fridge.  I don’t usually pipe this frosting onto the cupcakes since the marshmallow gives it a nice thick viscosity.  You can use a spoon to just plop a dollop of frosting onto the top and then smooth it out a bit.  Chill cupcakes briefly in the fridge and the frosting will hold its shape.

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15 Responses

  1. Michelle

    Quick and easy… works for me!
    Adorable pic too. : )

  2. MaryMoh

    This frosting looks simple and very delicious. I would love to try. But I just wonder what is marshmallow fluff…never heard of.

    Marshmallow fluff or marshmallow creme is basically marshmallow batter that’s been stabilized slightly with egg whites and sold in a large jar rather than being stabilized with gelatin and sold as individual marshmallows. It’s kind of like liquid marshmallow, except its much more sticky and thick than “liquid.” -Katie

  3. Karly

    What a neat idea! I never would have thought of making a marshmallow frosting, but I imagine my little ones would love it!

    Your daughter is adorable!

  4. Rate This Recipe

    Your daughter is a doll! I wish I had a kid like her. Of course, your cup cake looks gorgeous!

  5. Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

    Yes you’re daughter is a doll! What an easy frosting! Thanks Katie!

  6. RobinSue

    She is absolutely beautiful. My little boy had blonde/white curly hair like that too when he was a wee lad. Sigh.

  7. linsey

    I use this same recipe for fruit dip! It’s awesome with fresh strawberries especially, and it gets RAVE reviews every time!

  8. Michelle

    OMG I’ve never heard of this before and it sounds absolutely to DIE for??? Cream cheese and marshmallow! Oh def on the top of my list to try!

  9. Nancy

    We use your frosting recipe as a fruit dip. Delish.

  10. lucia1239

    I used to eat this when i was a kid and i still love it.

  11. Parions Sport

    Je me fais toujours un plaisir de vous découvrir et j’ai trouvé que ce billet est captivant. Merci encore !

  12. Elaine

    Can I refrigerate leftover frosting?

    Definitely. -Katie

  13. Erawin2008

    I would like to know if the icing is piped on cupcakes will it hold it’s shape?

  14. Debbie

    I stumbled on this creative little recipe while looking for a cream cheese frosting I could do as a single serving. Thanks to your post I took an equal spoonful of marshmallow fluff and whipped cream cheese and ta-da – delicious cream cheese frosting for a banana muffin that my daughter is now thrilled to eat. Thank you!

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