Did You Know You Can Easily Make Frosting By Using Marshmallows?

Here's how you can make easy snow-white frosting.

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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.

  

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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. 

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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.    

 

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It's easy to do, requires no eggs, and best of all, it's practically a no-fail frosting.

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