Swiss Meringue Buttercream 8 Amazing Ways

swiss meringue buttercream in a bowl

Did you know a basic Swiss meringue buttercream recipe is actually a bowl filled with endless (creamy) possibilities? It’s true! Here’s all you need to know to transform your favorite frosting into… eight favorite frostings!

1. Hazelnut

nutella buttercream

Let’s be real: everything is better with a heaping helping of Nutella, and buttercream is no exception. This buttercream is delicious with any cake (or just on its own tbh), but you can amp up the Nutella-esque flavors even more by spreading it on chocolate layers.

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2. Coffee

coffee buttercream

Calling all coffee addicts: this one’s for you. The added espresso powder gives you that caffeine fix you crave, especially when slathered onto coffee sponge cake.

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3. Strawberry

strawberry buttercream

Bright color, creamy texture and fruit-tastic taste — just try to resist this buttercream! Think about it: how cute will this frosting look when it’s piped into little pink rosettes??

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4. Pumpkin Spice

pumpkin buttercream

If you feel like we do about pumpkin spice, you’re gonna want to fill up a ton of piping bags. Pumpkin purée, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg combine to make a flavor we’re always craving.

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5. Oreo oreo buttercream

Grab a hammer and get baking! We’re only kind of kidding. This buttercream is crazy simple — just crush some Oreo cookies and fold them into your Swiss meringue.

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6. Caramel

caramel buttercream

Car-mel or cara-mel? No matter how you say it, there’s one thing we can all agree on: it’s delicious. Out of all the sweets you can cook with caramel, this buttercream just might top the list.

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7. Blackberry

blackberry buttercream

Take a walk on the fruity side. This buttercream has a cool color and an even better taste, which makes it the perfect frosting and filling for any cake. We especially love it for summer!

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8. Peanut Butter

peanut butter buttercream

We’ll never say no to mixing peanut butter with buttercream, especially if it means we have the ultimate topping for a peanut butter chocolate chip cake!

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