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Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting

  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 5m
  • Total Time: 25m


  • 3 Large egg whites
  • 1 c Granulated sugar
  • 1 c Butter, softened, cubed
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or heat-safe bowl), whisk together egg whites and sugar until combined.
  2. In a sauce pan, heat 1" of water to simmering. Place bowl over pot and continue to whisk until the mixture and 160°F.
  3. Whisk in the stand mixer on medium-high until the meringue is stiff and the bowl is no longer warm to the touch.
  4. Switch to the paddle attachment. Mixing on medium-low, add the vanilla, then slowly add the cubed butter and mix until smooth.