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Simply Perfect Chocolate Buttercream
Simply Perfect Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream: so light & silky-smooth, with a deep chocolate flavor & a hint of sweetness. This will be your new favorite frosting!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, Frosting, icing, Swiss meringue buttercream
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 129 kcal
  1. Place the egg whites and sugar in a large metal or glass bowl.
  2. Set the bowl over a pot of simmering water, and whisk, continuously, until the sugar has completely dissolved and the mixture looks opaque.
  3. Remove the bowl from the heat, and whip on high speed until completely cooled.
  4. Whip in the butter, a tablespoon at a time, until thick and fluffy. (If it begins to look curdled, continue to whip until it comes back together, before adding in remaining butter.)
  5. Fold in the melted chocolate, vanilla, and salt.

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Recipe Notes
If the egg whites and/or the butter are slightly too warm, the buttercream may be runny. This can be easily remedied by placing it in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes, then whipping again.

*Enough to ice (2) 9-inch diameter cakes, (1) 9 x 13-inch sheet cake, or 2 dozen cupcakes

Nutrition Facts
Simply Perfect Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Potassium 35mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 10g
Vitamin A 4.8%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 1.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.