Ok, I love marshmallows and marshmallow fluff…
So, when I came across this (frosting) recipe, I was dying to try it. It was originally meant to be atop a Captain Crunch cupcake. However….I thought the combination sounded a bit sickingly sweet.
This was the one time that I thought the cupcake should be the star. Don’t mistake what I’m saying as an excuse to go lazy on the cupcake (a la franchise cupcake places). The cupcake still needs to be tasty and flavorful….but, it shouldn’t be the star here.
Anyway, I do have to warn you, this frosting is SWEET.
Like “I need to brush my teeth after eating these so that they don’t rot” sweet.
But, I still liked them…shameful, I know. But, this frosting reminded me of some peanut butter candy I had as a child. The name of the stuff has escaped me though.
F-it. That’s not the point.
Anyway, if you’ve seen my Go-To chocolate cupcake recipe, you can use that as the base. In this post, I’ll just share the frosting recipe. I’m lazy and it’s late. Sue me
Peanut Butter Marshmallow Frosting
1 c. Salted Butter, softened
1 c. Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 c. Whole Milk
4-5 c. Powdered Sugar
7 oz. Jar Marshmallow Creme
1) In the bowl of your standup mixer, with the paddle attachment affixed, cream the butter for 2 minutes.
2) Add peanut butter and mix for another minute (medium-high speed, btw)
3) Add vanilla and milk and mix until combined
4) Reduce the speed to low and gradually add your powdered sugar. Once it’s incorporated, beat for another minute
5) Remove the bowl from the standup mixer and fold in the marshmallow creme. If you don’t mind the streaks in the frosting, don’t mix it too much. I actually didn’t want the streaks, so it took me a while to get it all incorporated. Partly because the stuff is so freaking thick
6) Fill a piping bag, with your favorite tip attached, with this sticky, sweet stuff and put a nice lil swirl on the top of your cupcakes
Have fun with this frosting. Honestly, I think it’s something that kids would LOVE…mainly because sugar to kids is like wine to a middle-aged woman in the burbs.