Basic Meringue Buttercream Frosting

Basic Meringue Buttercream Frosting

Your cakes and cupcakes will be bakery-worthy with this quick and simple meringue buttercream!


enough for 9-inch two-layer cake


  • 1 cup Domino® Granulated Sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, softened, cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


In top of double boiler over simmering warm water, beat sugar and egg whites; stir constantly until candy thermometer reads 140°F; maintain that temperature for 4 minutes.

Remove from heat and beat with hand mixer until stiff and glossy peaks form. Working very quickly to prevent lumps, beat butter, 1 stick at a time, into egg mixture; continue beating 5 minutes longer. Mix in vanilla.