Orange Buttercream Icing

Orange Buttercream Icing


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Orange buttercream is perfect on a carrot cake or a butter cake. This icing will keep three days in the refrigerator which saves work when you make the cake.

lucky New South Wales, Australia

Serves: 4 

  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 30ml water
  • 340g butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier

Preparation:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Pour 1cm water into a frypan and bring to a simmer.
  2. In an electric mixer bowl combine sugar, egg whites and water. Put the bowl in the frypan of simmering water and whisk gently until mixture is 70 degrees C (check with a thermometer). Move the bowl to the mixer and whisk at medium high speed until it forms stiff peaks, about 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce speed and beat in the butter, one tablespoon at a time. Beat in the vanilla extract, orange extract and Grand Marnier until smooth.

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