Mr. Brown's Italian Meringue Buttercream

Recipe by candcmom
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 5
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Boil 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water over medium heat until it reaches 245. As it cooks begin meringue so it's ready when syrup is done.
  • Whip egg whites with a wire whisk in a stand up mixer on high until soft peaks form. About 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle in 1/4 cup sugar. Beat.
  • Slowly pour the hot syrup into the meringue steadily with the mixer still on high.
  • Beat the frosting for 7-10 minutes until the outside of the bowl is room temperature.
  • Beat in butter by the tablespoon. The butter will deflate the frosting a bit.
  • Add in desired flavorings.
  • Flavorings.
  • Chocolate: 1/2 cup melted and cooled chocolate and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Coconut: 1 teaspoon coconut extract and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Coffee: 1 teaspoon espresso powder or 3-5 tablespoons strong coffee.
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