Easy Swiss Meringue Buttercream

  • Serves: 2
  • Cooking Time: 10 MINS
  • Total Calories: 200 CALS

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    Combine the whites, icing sugar and salt in the bowl of a large stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.  Mix everything together on low speed, until the sugar is moistened and no dry patches remain.  Scrape down the sides and bottom of the mixer.  Beat on medium speed for 5 minutes.

    Turn the mixer to medium-low and start adding the softened room temperature butter, 1-2 tablespoons at a time.  Once all of the butter is incorporated, add the vanilla extra and mix it in.  Stop the mixer and scrape down the bottom and sides once more.  Turn the speed to medium and beat the buttercream for 10 minutes.

    You’ll now have a frosting with a wonderfully light and creamy texture.  It can be used right away or stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, or the freezer for up to two months.  If you have chilled the frosting, let it come to room temperature and then beat it for several minutes to smooth it out and store its texture before using.

    *** To make chocolate buttercream, chop 6 oz. unsweetened chocolate and place it in a microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating.  Once the chocolate is melted, let it cool until it is completely room temperature.  Make the frosting as described above and after it is finished, add the melted and cooled chocolate.  Mix on low speed until the chocolate is completely incorporated.

    ** Recipe adapted from www.sugarhero.com


    • 6 tbsp pasteurized liquid egg whites
    • 3 cups icing sugar
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 12 oz (1-1/2 cups) unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1 tbsp vanilla extract