Marshmallow Buttercream on Honey Cake

So, I’m not sure where it came from, but I’ve developed a strong need for a honey cake. I don’t recall ever having a honey cake, but I’m sure they exist. I began to consider how I might include it, and the idea of a honey cake with a honey glaze on top immediately occurred to me. I couldn’t get it out of my head, and my need worsened.

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I next considered what buttercream would be tasty but also unique to match with the honey cake. Wow, marshmallow just appeared in my head. Yeah, I realize that’s an extremely sweet mixture, and if a really rich and sugary cake isn’t your style, this may not be for you. But if you’re already drooling, you’ve come to the correct spot.

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I sweetened this cake with honey and brown sugar. It adds richness and depth to the taste. Be sure not to overbake this cake. Honey cakes appear to over-bake quickly and dry up if left in the oven for too long.

There’s also a honey glaze that goes on top of the cake before the buttercream. Just poke some holes in your heated cake with a skewer.

Finally, pour your honey glaze over it and thoroughly coat it.

As if that wasn’t enough to make your eyes glaze over, you’ll now cover it with marshmallow buttercream. The mixture is fantastic. Believe me.

Consider the fluffy marshmallow buttercream. Well, I’ll stop now since I’m drooling.

We (and by we, I mean largely me) had eaten all of it by the time I sat down to write this blog entry. Looking at these photos, I’m wanting it all over again and eager to create more. Look at how the honey glaze soaks into the cake. Yum!

Oh, and if you don’t like honey cake, you can top another flavor of cake with the marshmallow buttercream. I’m thinking about chocolate. Yummmm. Here’s a recipe for a simple chocolate cake: Simple Double Chocolate Cake

And here’s a video showing how to make this cake:

Honey Cake with Marshmallow Buttercream

A rich cake sweetened with honey and brown sugar with a honey glaze soaked in, then topped with marshmallow buttercream. Amazingly yummy.

And here’s a video on how to make this cake:

And here’s a video of how this cake is made:

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: honey cake, marshmallow buttercream
Prep Time: 50minutes
Cook Time: 25minutes
Total Time: 1hour15minutes
Servings: 15servings
Calories: 566kcal


The Cake

  • 2 cups regular flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 3largeeggs
  • a cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 quart whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar, granulated
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • cuphoney

The Honey Glaze:

  • cuphoney
  • a cup of brown sugar
  • butter cupunsalted

Marshmallow Buttercream

  • temperature 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 jar marshmallow cream
  • 3 cup sugarcan add one additional cup if desired to thicken
  • 1tablespoonmilkoptional
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


For the cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  • In a mixing basin, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate dish, whisk together the oil, vanilla, eggs, milk, honey, and sugars. Combine thoroughly.
  • Mix in half of the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients until barely mixed. Mix in the second half for around 30 seconds.
  • Bake at 350°F for approximately 25 minutes in a greased and floured pan. Begin checking at 20. Take care not to overbake. Honey cakes may rapidly overbake and become dry.
  • Let it to cool for 10 to 15 minutes after baking. Poke holes in the cake with a wooden skewer. Pour the honey glaze over the cake and distribute it evenly. Let it to absorb completely. I let my soak for about an hour. Then spread marshmallow buttercream on top.

Honey Glaze:

  • In a saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, and honey. Heat until the chocolate is melted. Let to cool somewhat before pouring over the cake.

Marshmallow Buttercream:

  • In a mixer, combine the room temperature butter. Mix in the marshmallow cream and vanilla extract. Depending on how thick you want your buttercream, add 3-4 cups confectioners sugar. If necessary, add a tablespoon of milk to thin the buttercream.


This cake is best served at room temperature or slightly warm.This recipe card may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.


Calories: 566kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 119mg | Sugar: 62g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1.4mg


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I hope you like it as much as I did!



Does marshmallow buttercream set hard?

Will the marshmallow buttercream frosting set up? Yes, it will solidify, so keep it in an airtight container or use it right away to pipe over baked products.

Does marshmallow buttercream have to be refrigerated?

Is it necessary to refrigerate marshmallow frosting? If you plan to eat the frosting within two days, it should be acceptable at room temperature. Much longer, and you’ll have to refrigerate!

Why is my marshmallow frosting grainy?

Undissolved sugar might cause the frosting to become gritty, so make sure all of the sugar crystals have dissolved. The egg white mixture will be warm to the touch, but rubbing a dab between your fingers will reveal whether or not the sugar has dissolved.

What is Russian honey cake made of?

Medovik (Russian: едoвик, from мд – ‘honey’) is a layer cake popular in former Soviet Union nations. Honey and smetana (sour cream) or condensed milk are the distinguishing elements. It is a dessert notorious for taking a long time to prepare.

What is the most difficult buttercream to make?

Personally, I believe that French buttercream is the most difficult to perfect since it needs delicately dripping boiling sugar syrup into beaten eggs while the mixer is running to avoid the yolks from scrambling. But it’s well worth it!

What is the hardest buttercream to make?

The most stable of all buttercreams, Italian meringue buttercream, usually known simply as Italian buttercream, is also the most complex to produce. This buttercream is so named because it begins with the preparation of Italian meringue.

Is marshmallow fluff the same as marshmallow cream?

Is Fluff synonymous with Marshmallow Creme? These are essentially the same, except Fluff is manufactured using an expensive batch-whipping technique. In a continual mixing procedure, creme is whipped.

How long can a buttercream cake stay unrefrigerated?

A buttercream-frosted cake may be kept at room temperature for up to three days. If you wish to store a decorated cake in the refrigerator, leave it uncovered until the icing hardens somewhat. It can then be covered loosely with plastic.

Will buttercream sit at room temperature for several days?

How Long Can You Keep Buttercream at Room Temperature? A buttercream prepared from butter and shortening may usually be stored at room temperature for up to two days. To keep your buttercream from crusting too much, wrap your dessert in plastic wrap or place it in a cake container.

Why is my marshmallow frosting runny?

If your frosting is too runny, add a little extra powdered sugar to firm it up. I’d just add a few teaspoons at a time and stir well to observe how it effects the consistency.

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