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    Italian Buttercream

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    20 mins

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    Chef Chrisite's Note:

    One of the many true buttercream frostings that i learned in culinary school. It is great on cakes!

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    Serves: 1



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    1. 1
      Heat sugar and water to 240 degrees.
    2. 2
      whip egg whites till almost a stiff peak then shut off.
    3. 3
      when sugar is done flip mixer on low and pour sugar in bowl.Immediately turn mixer on high and whip till cool.
    4. 4
      slowly add butter.
    5. 5
      flavor to your liking (any kind of extract will work and so will liquors).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 12, 2012


      I've enjoyed the recipes on for many years but I signed up just now just to review this recipe! Freakin' unbelievable! I was afraid to overdo the butter but since it is added slowly, I just checked it after the third stick was incorporated. I added 1/2 teaspoon of clear vanilla and skipped the last butter. (so only used 3/4lb) It was heavenly tasting and such a JOY to spread. This will be going on my brother's wedding cake!

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    • on April 02, 2013


      I decided to make this frosting for Easter because I have been wanting to move away from the cloyingly sweet confectioners sugar recipes and I got rave reviews! Best frosting I have made! I did end up adding a little bit of confectioners sugar at the end because I also found it very buttery and not quite sweet enough. The cupcakes that I frosted and refrigerated were still delicious the next day after letting them sit out a little to let the frosting soften up. However, the leftover frosting that I had packed up and refrigerated tasted really bad and the texture changed by the second day when I wanted to use it again -as this was my first attempt at buttercream I am not sure why this happend but had to throw it out :( If anyone has suggestions on what to do about that please let me know!

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    • on January 06, 2012


      This was my first time making Italian Buttercream. I did not love the taste, until after I turned it chocolatey by adding in some cocoa powder. Then it was really yummy. As written, it was very, very buttery tasting, for me it was a bit much. That's why I added cocoa. The texture is AMAZING. Silky smooth, I can't wait to experiment more with Italian Buttercream, but I definitely need to maybe add more sweetness? Not sure I can ever get past that super buttery taste.

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Buttercream

    Serving Size: 1 (926 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 4296.9
    Calories from Fat 3316
    Total Fat 368.4 g
    Saturated Fat 233.2 g
    Cholesterol 976.1 mg
    Sodium 3483.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 251.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 250.7 g
    Protein 19.4 g

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