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Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream Recipe


Looking for a buttercream icing that has a rich and creamy flavor? Well, any way you slice it, Swiss meringue buttercream is very smooth, silky and of course, delicious! This thin to medium consistency icing is perfect for filling layers in naked cakes or icing cakes.
Makes: Makes about 3-1/4 cups icing.
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Step 1

In top pan of double boiler, combine egg whites, granulated sugar and salt. Whisk constantly over simmering water until mixture reaches 160°F on a thermometer, about 20-25 minutes.

Step 2

Transfer to large bowl; whip at high speed with electric mixer until mixture cools to room temperature. Switch to paddle attachment on mixer. While beating at medium speed, add butter, one piece at a time, scraping bottom and sides of bowl as necessary. Add vanilla; beat until well combined.

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egg whites

4 egg whites

granulated sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

pinch of salt

pinch of salt

unsalted butter

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter (, softened and cut into tablespoons)

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Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely buttercream. Found the first attempt a real trial because I am UK and found the conversion of measurements a little confusing. Then settled in and the result was excellent. Takes on both flavours and colours really well.
Date published: 2015-11-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from very tart to me and lose
Date published: 2014-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great !!!!
Date published: 2014-07-28
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