Italian Buttercream

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Chef Chrisite

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

Top Review by nycbeachmama

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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