Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Swiss Buttercream
Yield:
2 1/2 cups
Level:
Easy
Yield:
2 1/2 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Bring a few inches of water to a boil in a saucepan that can hold a heatproof stand mixer's bowl above the water.

Add the sugar, lemon juice, salt and egg whites to the mixing bowl, and whisk together by hand. Set the bowl above the boiling water and whisk until the mixture is warm to the touch and the sugar completely dissolves. Transfer to the stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and beat at medium-high speed until cool and the whites hold stiff peaks, 10 to 15 minutes.

Toss in a couple of chunks of butter at a time, making sure the pieces are incorporated before adding more. After all the butter is added, continue whisking on medium-high speed. The mixture will deflate and appear curdled. Continue whisking until the buttercream comes back together to form a smooth and spreadable consistency. Slowly drizzle in the optional flavoring while beating until smooth and light. (If the frosting is very soft or begins to break, refrigerate until set but still spreadable and then beat until light before using.)

Chocolate:

Remove the buttercream from the stand mixer into a large bowl and, in three batches, fold in 6 ounces melted and cooled bittersweet chocolate.

Citrus:

Stir in the zest of half a lemon or orange.

Boozy:

Stir in 2 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur and 1 tablespoon vodka.

Categories:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Fabulous Focaccia

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Swiss Buttercream

Recipe courtesy of Bronwen Weber

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Recipe courtesy of Ron Ben-Israel

Ron's Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Recipe courtesy of Ron Ben-Israel

Yellow Cake with Swiss Buttercream

Recipe courtesy of Duff Goldman

Vanilla Butter Cake and Swiss Buttercream

Recipe courtesy of Courtney Clark

Moscato Cupcakes with Duff's Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Recipe courtesy of Jordin Sparks

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Plaster Chocolate Cake 05:58

This cake is so rich and creamy that Raiza Costa wants to plaster the world with it.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Chopped

          2pm | 1c

          Chopped

          3pm | 2c

          Chopped

          4pm | 3c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Chopped

          10pm | 9c

          Chopped

          11pm | 10c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Chopped

          1am | 12c

          Chopped

          2am | 1c

          Get Cooking