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Rose's Heavenly Cakes

White Chocolate-Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Page 401

Cuisine: North American | Course Type: Cakes

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Recipe Reviews

25th September 2011

lovesgenoise from , MA

I’ve made this buttercream twice now, and I can’t say enough about how delicious it is. It has a dreamy, soft and creamy texture and it's not too buttery. I have started stockpiling Green and Black’s white chocolate whenever it goes on sale, hoping to make more of this soon.

The texture of this buttercream is a little on the soft side (about like cream cheese buttercream), and it can be a little translucent in very thin layers. But it is so delicious that it is worth a little extra effort to keep it cool while piping, and since it isn't too buttery, extremely thin layers aren't needed.

Don't Scorch the Chocolate
This buttercream requires switching gears at the double-boiler: first, you try not to get it too hot (so you don't scorch the chocolate), then after adding the eggs you turn up the heat and push to get it hot enough (to bring the custard to 140F).

It freezes perfectly, just be sure to bring it to room temperature and re-beat it with a whisk (by hand is fine) to restore its texture.

Serving Size
This recipe only makes 7 cups of buttercream- the 14 cups that is mentioned at the beginning of the recipe comes from making two batches. It scales down easily- I make half the recipe as written (3.5 cups), and the only change is that the custard cools faster.

The photo shows an 8" layer of the Golden Dream cake topped with the lemon version of this buttercream.

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