Meringue Buttercream

Meringue Buttercream

This smooth, silky, and delicious Swiss meringue buttercream frosting is not too sweet and not too buttery; plus, it pipes beautifully.

Ready in: 20 m

Calories: 179

Ingredients

  • 8 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/4 pounds unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Recipe Instructions

    1. Combine egg whites and sugar in a heat-safe bowl. Set the bowl over a pot of simmering water. Whip mixture until the temperature reaches 120 degrees F (49 degrees C) on a digital or instant thermometer and sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes.
    2. Remove egg white mixture from heat. Continue to whip until soft peaks form and the meringue temperature has come down to 99 degrees F (37 degrees C) or lower, 4 to 7 minutes.
    3. Add butter to the meringue, 2 tablespoons at a time, whipping until incorporated and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl and keep mixing until smooth, 5 to 8 minutes. Add vanilla extract and whip until incorporated.

    Directions

    • Prep10 m
    • Cook10 m
    • Ready In20 m
    1. Combine egg whites and sugar in a heat-safe bowl. Set the bowl over a pot of simmering water. Whip mixture until the temperature reaches 120 degrees F (49 degrees C) on a digital or instant thermometer and sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes.
    2. Remove egg white mixture from heat. Continue to whip until soft peaks form and the meringue temperature has come down to 99 degrees F (37 degrees C) or lower, 4 to 7 minutes.
    3. Add butter to the meringue, 2 tablespoons at a time, whipping until incorporated and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl and keep mixing until smooth, 5 to 8 minutes. Add vanilla extract and whip until incorporated.

      Nutrition Facts

      Per Serving: 179 calories; 15.3 g fat; 10.1 g carbohydrates; 1.1 g protein; 41 mg cholesterol; 17 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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