Swiss buttercream

Swiss buttercream

13 ratings

Yijiao, consultant


„This buttercream is luxuriously silky and just sweet enough. I recommend it for wedding cakes or any special occasion dessert.“

Difficulty

Medium 👍
30
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
9
egg whites
600 g
granulated sugar
1 kg
butter (cool but not cold)
3
vanilla beans (scraped)
Metric
Imperial
  • 9  egg whites
  • 600 g granulated sugar
  • 1 kg butter (cool but not cold)
  • 3  vanilla beans (scraped)

Utensils

  • large saucepan
  • thermometer
  • whisk
  • stand mixer or hand mixer with whisk attachment
  • rubber spatula
  • large mixing bowl

Nutrition per serving

Cal
130
Protein
1g
Fat
11g
Carb
30g

The Crème de la Crème

Swiss Buttercream is the crème de la crème of the frosting world. Its silky smooth texture and rich vanilla flavor makes it the perfect choice for special occasion cakes. Despite its fancy reputation, it’s straightforward to make—albeit a bit labor intensive. For best results, make the frosting fresh for decorating your cake. This recipe makes about 12 cups of frosting for a large multi-tiered cake, but can be easily reduced to a smaller portion.

Step 1

  • 9 egg whites
  • 600 granulated sugar
  • large saucepan
  • thermometer
  • whisk
  • large mixing bowl

Fill a large saucepan with a few inches of water and bring to a slow simmer. In the bowl of stand mixer or a large mixing bowl, combine egg whites and sugar; place bowl over the pot of water. Heat mixture, stirring constantly, until it reaches 70°C/160°F; the sugar should be completely dissolved.

Step 2

  • stand mixer or hand mixer with whisk attachment

Transfer bowl to stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Gradually increase speed to high until egg whites form stiff peaks and the bowl and meringue have cooled to the touch.

Step 3

  • 3 vanilla beans (scraped)
  • 1 kg butter

With the mixer still running, add vanilla bean seeds, then add butter gradually until all of it is incorporated and the buttercream is light and smooth. This can take time due to the size of the batch. Store buttercream in an airtight container in refrigerator if not using immediately, however it is best used fresh, as its color and texture can change when stored.