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Fluffy White Frosting

For a heavenly light and fluffy frosting, you can't top this cooked version. You'll definitely want to lick the beaters after whipping up this modern variation of the classic seven-minute frosting. —Georgia Bohmann, West Allis, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a heatproof bowl of a stand mixer, whisk egg whites, sugar, water and cream of tartar until blended. Place over simmering water in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisking constantly, heat mixture until a thermometer reads 160°, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat; add vanilla. With the whisk attachment of a stand mixer, beat on high speed until stiff glossy peaks form, about 7 minutes. Use immediately. Store frosted cake, uncovered, in refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 35 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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