Perfect Meringue Buttercream

Essential Technique

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    675 g

    2- or 3-layer cake
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

  • About

Real buttercream - not the kind made with vegetable fat - is light and rich at the same time and perfectly complements delicate cake layers. Meringue buttercream is on the sweet side, so it pairs well with strong flavourings such as lemon, unsweetened berries, plain chocolate and coffee. This recipe is particularly easy to prepare, but please be patient and observe all the temperature guidelines for both ingredients and mixing.

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