French Buttercream

How to make the most luxurious of buttercream frostings, French buttercream, with step-by-step photos.

granulated sugar water egg yolks unsalted butter vanilla extract salt


STEP 1: Place sugar & water in a saucepan & swirl until sugar is fully immersed in water. Place over medium heat until sugar dissolves & comes to a gentle simmer.

STEP 2: In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, beat eggs on high speed, then lower to medium speed & slowly drizzle in the hot sugar syrup.

STEP 3: Turn the mixer up to high speed and let it whip until the yolk mixture is very pale and fluffy and is cool to the touch or no longer warm.

STEP 4: Turn the mixer to medium speed & add 2 Tbsp of butter at a time, mixing until each chunk is fully combined.

STEP 5: Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl, add in vanilla & salt & turn the mixer up to high speed for 2 minutes before using!

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