Italian Meringue Buttercream

Italian Meringue Buttercream

Looking for a cake, cupcake topping, or filling that is both divine and tasty? Yes, you can have it both ways. Let me introduce you to Italian Meringue Buttercream. 

Once I got used to the timing, this is one of my go to fillings or toppings!

Prep Time: 30 min
Servings: 4-5

Additional Info

  • Ingredients
    454gSCS ® Unsalted Butter (soft but cold)
    75gSIS Fine Grain White Sugar
    4Egg Whites
    25gSIS Fine Grain White Sugar
    A pinchCream of Tartar
  • Directions
    1. In a pot, heat the water and ¾ cup of sugar over medium heat; leave it to cook, keeping an eye on it from time to time.
    2. In a standing mixer, whisk the egg whites on medium speed until foamy; add the cream of tartar and whisk till it reaches soft peaks. Add the remaining ¼ cup of sugar and whisk until it reaches stiff peaks.
    3. Once the sugar syrup reaches 120℃ (be careful! It’s really hot), remove from the stove and drizzle it slowly into the egg whites. Leave the standing mixer whisking away at high speed until the syrup has been added and the bottom of the bowl has cooled down (this should take about 5 minutes).
    4. Once the bowl has cooled down, leave the mixer at high speed and add the butter into the mixture, a chunk at a time until all the butter has been added. Scrape down the sides and whisk until fully combined.
    5. This silky buttercream is best used immediately. Otherwise, you can store it covered in the fridge for about a month.

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  • About SCS

    SCS is one of the most endeared and beloved household brands in Singapore and Malaysia.


    The velvety, rich, buttery and familiar taste of SCS Butter has been savoured by families since 1905! SCS Butter is 100% pure creamery butter.


    SCS unwavering promise to consistently deliver only the best product quality even after a century, is the key reason why it remains the most sought after butter brand for top chefs and bakers alike not just in Singapore, but in Malaysia too.


    With the very same goodness of premium quality dairy products, consumers can also enjoy the SCS range of premium quality products such as SCS Spreadable Butter, SCS Portion Butter, SCS Cheese Slices and SCS Cream Cheese.