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Fuss-free Buttercream Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Maureen Flaherty
Added: Thursday, September 24, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
5 Large egg whites
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp light corn syrup
1lb unsalted butter at room temperature
1Tbsp vanilla extract

Directions:
Directions:
Place the egg whites in the clean bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Whisk the whites on medium-high until foamy Sprinkle in 6 Tbsp of the sugar and continue to whisk on high speed to medium peaks (the whites should be smooth, full and shiny and the peak should curl a little). Turn off the mixer.

While the whites are beating, combine the remaining sugar and the corn syrup in a medium, heavy bottomed saucepan. Heat the mixture over medium-high heat stirring briefly to dissolve the sugar. Continue to cook until the mixture comes to a strong boil.

Remove the syrup from the heat and turn the mixer onto medium speed. Slowly pour the syrup down the sides of the bowl while the mixer continues to run. Continue to mix the whites until the sides of the bowl are barely warm. Add the butter, 1 tablespoon at a time to the whites.
Add the vanilla and continue to beat until the frosting is smooth and creamy.

Variations: Omit the vanilla and add one of the following flavorings-
Chocolate - 16 oz white or bittersweet chocolate (melted and slightly cooled)
Orange- 6 Tbsp orange juice + 1/4 orange zest
Berry - 3/4 cup berry puree (fruit solids pureed and strained)
Lemon - 1/4 cup lemon juice and 2 Tbsp lemon zest.
Liqueur - 3 Tbsp liqueur (Grand Marnier, Kahlua, Baileys)

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Frosts a 2 layer cake with about 2 cups left over
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 min.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is the best frosting I have ever tasted. It is well worth the effort. It keeps in the fridge about 2 weeks.

 

 

 

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