Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream Frosting
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs. vanilla extract
  • 1 lb., 4 oz. (2-½ cups) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1-¼ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup plus 2 Tbs. light corn syrup
  • 5 large egg whites

Place the egg whites in the clean bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and whisk on medium-high speed until foamy. Sprinkle in 6 Tbs. of the sugar and beat on high speed to medium peaks (the whites should be smooth, full, and shiny, and the peaks should curl a little). Turn off ...

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