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Vanilla Buttercream

Yield about 3 cups


  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 sticks (10 oz.) cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutrition Information

  • calories 241
  • fat 19 g
  • satfat 12 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 17 g
  • fiber 0 g
  • cholesterol 52 mg
  • sodium 69 mg

How to Make It

  1. In an electric mixer bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, whisk egg whites and sugar until sugar is nearly dissolved.

  2. Remove bowl from pan. Whip mixture at high speed until stiff. Reduce speed and beat until cool, 5 minutes. (Mixture must be cool before adding butter.)

  3. Add cold butter 1 piece at a time at mediumlow speed. Beat at high speed until fluffy. Add salt and vanilla and mix at low speed until well blended.