Chocolate Marshmallow Buttercream

by Jennifer Wieland
Chocolate Marshmallow Buttercream

Chocolate is a favorite flavor to many, many people. It has seen many a people through a broken heart, a mid-afternoon bought of sleepiness and a lot of women through PMS. It is just food that seems to make people happy and to feel a lot better so who am I to argue with that. But, just hear me out here. What if chocolate isn’t enough one day? What if you need a little extra something to go with your chocolate? Well then have I got the perfect thing for you… Chocolate Marshmallow Buttercream! Don’t deny it you just drooled a little at the thought of that didn’t you?

Chocolate Marshmallow Buttercream

So this delightful little idea has been running around in my head for some time now. Since way back earlier this year when I did Marshmallow Buttercream. I thought if this is good I bet it’d be even better in chocolate! I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to get a round to making it but it has and today was a rough day with the kids (Dear God, do I really have to wait more than a month before they go back to school?) and the weather here was awful. It was cloudy and 62° out. (Seriously, 62° for a high in mid-July is just wrong!) I just needed a little pick me up and a distraction for the kids so we did a group baking project and made some chocolate cupcakes and then that’s when the idea hit me that I was making this frosting today! I needed it and I had earned it dammit! So make it we did and I am so, so very glad we did. It’s good! Like kids keep stealing the cupcakes good and Luke my pickiest eater said it’s the best chocolate frosting ever. Coming from him that’s no small praise!

Chocolate Marshmallow Buttercream
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3660 calories
482 g
539 g
204 g
13 g
129 g
806 g
213 g
387 g
7 g
62 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3660
Calories from Fat 1794
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 204g
Saturated Fat 129g
Trans Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 54g
Cholesterol 539mg
Sodium 213mg
Total Carbohydrates 482g
Dietary Fiber 14g
Sugars 387g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 c. butter, softened
  2. 2 1/2 c. confectioner's sugar, sifted
  3. 1/2 c. good quality, dutch-processed cocoa powder, sifted
  4. 1 7oz. jar of marshmallow creme
  5. 2-3 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream the butter. In batches add the sugar and cocoa powder and mix until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and stir in the marshmallow creme until completely incorporated. Scrape down the sides again and add 2 tbsp. of the cream. Mix in on low and check consistency. Add the last tbsp. of cream if needed. Once the cream is finished being added turn the mixer up to medium-high speed and blend for 3-5 minutes. It will be lighter in color and fluffy. Use to frost cake, cupcakes or cookies.
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Chocolate Marshmallow Buttercream

Instead of sprinkles I used the tiny Mallow Bits to decorate the tops of the frosted cupcakes.

Dear God, I hope you are stronger than I was and can manage to not eat this straight from the bowl. If you’re as weak as I am though don’t worry I won’t tell a soul.



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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 8-24 so things are always crazy with everything from school life, to autism and to college and beyond. She tries to bake, craft, travel and blog her way through all of the chaos and craziness that life, her kids and her husband throw her way.

6 Responses to “Chocolate Marshmallow Buttercream”

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    Anne says:

    These look adorable, I love the way you used the marshmallows to decorate them!
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    Chocolate AND marshmallows AND buttercream? Someone get a towel because I’m drooling all over my desk! These look yummy!
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    Oh my gosh…did you invent this absolutely, delicious, creamy, smooth, outstanding, YUMMIENESS?!!!! 😀
    I haven’t even piped this onto my CuppyCakes yet, been too busy licking it off the beaters and the spatula. You were right, can almost eat it right out of the bowl, but, I MUST control myself and decorate my November birthday CuppyCakes with this awesomeness Yummieness!!! 😀 LOL Thank You for sharing this with us bakers who could always use something a little more special.

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    Traina says:

    Make this recipe last night. Was trying out two different butter cream recipes. This one with the marshmallow cream then added the chocolate. The other clam to be the best butter cream ever but this recipe won hands done. Even had may neighbor to do a taste test between the two. We both loved this one. Was making them a cake as a gift. Sadly they got the cake with this icing we had to eat the cake with the losing icing. Will be using this recipe for my son birthday party. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nicole says:

    Hands down one of the best frostings ever! It’s not overly sweet and was incredibly smooth. My family devoured them. Made the cupcakes from scratch and filled them with more marshmallow cream.

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