Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Let’s talk frosting. If it comes from a white plastic can with a giggling dough man or is an uneasy shade of neon blue and piled high on a store bought cupcake I want nothing to do with it.

This is how I discovered meringue style buttercreams.

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Unlike your typical American buttercream that is made from a combination of butter, shortening, and sugar, meringue-style buttercreams incorporate eggs and lots of air in addition your fats and sugars. The end product is a frosting that is light, creamy, velvety, and most importantly melts in your mouth.

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