Originally Posted by Sprout
Thank you for the recipe! The meringue buttercream worked out beautifully, but I can't wait to try this one! On the site that I got my Swiss meringue buttercream recipe from, the woman said that she loved using her flour recipe, but it wasn't as stable with additions. Has anyone tried to add things to this recipe? Chocolate? Fruit? Any flavorings besides vanilla?
Sprout, glad your cake and frosting worked out!
You can add chocolate to a flour frosting recipe if you either swap sifted cocoa for part/all the flour or add slightly more liquid until the desired consistency is reached. I would do the replacement option.
For flavourings, just substitute a flavour for the vanilla. Depending on the intensity (peppermint and almond are stronger than vanilla or coconut), you will use more or less than vanilla. You may need to adjust the liquid accordingly, but it should be so minimal it won't hurt it.
Fruit is another story. I am not sure what you mean by adding fruit, but it will dramatically change the frosting and probably make it non workable.
Hope that helps!