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Swiss Merengue Buttercream

Dive into the world of exquisite confections with my Swiss Swiss Merengue Buttercream, the crowning jewel of cake decorating. This silky, velvety buttercream is a dream come true for bakers and dessert lovers alike.

Total Time
1 hour
Simple & Professional Tasty Recipes

Ingredients for aprox. 1 kg Servings

  • 6 large egg whites (room temperature)
    300g sugar
    1/2 teaspoon creme of tartar
    Creme of tartar is (German : Weinstein)
    It can be bought at your local Orient- or Indian Supermarket

    1/2 teaspoon salt
    450g unsalted butter (room temperature)
    1 tablespoon Vanilla paste
    1 tablespoon Vanilla extract

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    30 min

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  1. 1. Prepare the Swiss Meringue: In a heatproof bowl, combine the egg whites, sugar, creme de tartare, and salt. Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water (double boiler) and whisk continuously until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture reaches a temperature of about 70°C (160°F). You can test this by rubbing a bit of the mixture between your fingers; it should be smooth and not grainy. Remove the bowl from the heat.

    2. Whip the Meringue: Using an electric mixer, beat the egg white mixture on high speed until stiff, glossy peaks form, and the mixture has cooled to room temperature. This may take about 10-15 minutes.

    3. Add the Butter: With the mixer running on medium-high speed, gradually add the room temperature butter, one tablespoon at a time, allowing each addition to be fully incorporated before adding more. Continue to beat until the mixture becomes smooth, creamy, and resembles fluffy buttercream.

    4. Flavor the Buttercream: Add the vanilla paste and vanilla extract to the buttercream. Beat until well combined and the buttercream is silky and delicious.

    5. Use or Store: Your Metric Swiss Meringue Buttercream is now ready to use as a frosting for cakes, cupcakes, or other desserts. Alternatively, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for a few months. When ready to use after refrigeration or freezing, allow it to come to room temperature and rewhip for a few minutes to restore its creamy texture.


This buttercream is a true delight for decorating and flavoring your baked creations. Its silky texture and rich vanilla flavor will elevate your desserts to a whole new level. Enjoy crafting and indulging in your culinary masterpieces.

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