Coffee Buttercream

  • Preparation 15 MIN
    Cooking 5 MIN
  • Makes 3 cups (750 ml)



  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg whites and cream of tartar. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, bring the sugar and coffee to a boil. Simmer until a candy thermometer reads 240°F (116°C). Watch out for overflowing. Remove from the heat.
  3. Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar with an electric mixer on medium speed until frothy. Drizzle the hot syrup onto the egg whites, avoiding the mixer’s beaters. Beat continuously at high speed until completely cooled and stiff peaks form.
  4. Add the butter, 1 or 2 cubes at a time, beating until smooth and creamy. With a spatula, scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl several times during this step.

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Nutrition Facts

For 60 ml (1/4 cup)

Content % Daily Value
Calories 250  
Total Fat 20 g  
Saturated Fat 13 g  
Sodium (salt) 20 mg  
Carbohydrates 18 g  
Fibre 0 g  
Protein 1 g