Rodelle's Vanilla Bean Buttercream Recipe

Rodelle's Vanilla Bean Buttercream Recipe

Buttercream is a staple frosting that can make or break the end result. Luckily we have developed the world's best buttercream recipe. It is sweet - but not too sweet, fluffy and wonderful.

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Time

20 minutes

Yields

24 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Rodelle Vanilla Beans, split and scraped (or 2 tsp Rodelle Pure Vanilla Extract)
  • 4 sticks (2 cups or 32 tbsp. or 16 oz.)unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 5 cups powdered sugar plus more for consistency

Optional:

  • Replace 2 sticks of butter with cream cheese.

Directions

  • Place egg whites, salt, Rodelle Vanilla Bean seeds, and sugar in a large mixing bowl, whisk thoroughly.
  • Place egg white mixture in a double boiler and heat water to a simmer on LOW to just warm the egg whites (the small amount of indirect warmth from the water underneath will help dissolve the sugar while NOT cooking the eggs).
  • Heat until sugar is dissolved, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Set egg white mixture aside and let cool.
  • With the paddle attachment on an electric mixer, cream butter on medium until creamy.
  • Slowly add the egg white mixture ½ cup at a time, scraping down sides as needed.
  • Change to the whisk attachment and whisk for 2-3 minutes until creamy and well incorporated.
  • Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, mixing on medium and then high in between.
  • Mix on high for 1-2 minutes until frosting is light and fluffy. If the frosting is too heavy, add additional powdered sugar (1/4 cup at a time) until fluffy.

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