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Seven-Minute Frosting

April 2006
Seven-Minute Frosting

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Prepare this icing after your cake has cooled and is ready to be frosted.

Makes: 6 servings

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 10 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 cup plus two tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Directions
  1. In a large saucepan, bring 1 inch of water to a simmer. In a large stainless-steel bowl, combine the sugar, egg whites, 1/4 cup of water, the cream of tartar and the salt. Set the bowl over the simmering water and beat the egg whites with a whisk or handheld mixer until the frosting holds stiff peaks, about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the bowl and continue to beat until cooled and billowy, about 2 minutes more. Beat in the vanilla and frost the cake.