Did You Know You Can Easily Make Frosting By Using Marshmallows?
Here's how you can make easy snow-white frosting.
If you've ever eaten or seen a classic Devil's Food cake, you'll notice that the cake is covered in a snowy white, fluffy frosting. It's quite unlike any other buttercream icing you've ever encountered before, but that's because it's not a buttercream frosting at all.
The beautifully-white and sticky frosting on this classic cake is a marshmallow frosting. It's made from heated egg whites and sugar,¬†whisked while hot until the mixture cools,¬†transforming the glop into a thick, glossy, fluffy, and gooey mixture.¬†This is the beginning of homemade marshmallows, but not taking it¬†any¬†further than that.¬†
You may also know this gooey and easy-to-make frosting by another name: the 7-minute frosting. But we¬†know an even easier way to make this frosting: melt marshmallows.¬†
Since¬†the mixture¬†is¬†basically marshmallows¬†except¬†a more gooey version,¬†it makes sense that if you melt marshmallows, you get the same mixture.¬†
If you're excited to try to make this frosting, you'll be even more excited to learn it's actually easy to do. Here's what to do:¬†Place 4 cups marshmallows into a large pot. Place over low heat and using a silicone spatula or heat-resistant kitchen utensil, stir until the mixture begins to melt. Keep stirring until all the marshmallows have melted. If desired, stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon all-purpose cream to loosen the mixture into a smoother mixture.
Then use immediately to frost that decadent chocolate cake that¬†you've just made for dessert.¬† ¬†¬†