Vanilla Frosting or buttercream Recipe
Total time: 15 to 30 minutes
Cooking time: None
To replace the egg whites, you can buy meringue powder in specialty shops. Use 6 Tbsp. combined with 12 Tbsp. water.
The preparation time may seem long, but it's necessary to give the frosting its lightness.
- 6 egg whites
- 680 g (1 1/2 lb., about 6 cups) icing sugar
- 525 g (1 lb. 2 oz.) butter or 300 g (10 oz.) butter + 225 g (8 oz.) vegetable shortening
- vanilla extract to taste
- Place the egg whites and icing sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and mix for 2 minutes.
- Add the shortening and butter and beat for 20 minutes.
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