Italian Meringue Buttercream

Preparation info
  • Makes

    3 cups

    • Difficulty


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By Flo Braker

Published 1984

  • About

The light, not-too-sweet consistency of this meringue buttercream is perfect for summertime use. Its pristine white color makes it ideal for frosting a wedding cake.


  • 12 ounces (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • cup (about 3


Ingredient Preparation

The butter must be prepared so it will blend smoothly into the Italian meringue. Place the butter in a -quart mixing bowl and whip it with an electric hand mixer on medium speed until creamy and light (about 1 to 2 minutes). Set aside until time to add to the Italian