7-Minute Frosting

Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand
TOTAL TIME: 12 min
Prep: 5 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 7 min
 
YIELD: frosting for 1 layer cake
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 6 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
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Directions

In a stainless steel bowl, combine the egg whites, cold water, sugar, and cream of tartar in the top of a double boiler. Whisk until smooth. Place over boiling water and whisk constantly or beat with a hand mixer until the frosting is stiff and holds peaks, about 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla. Let cool, whisking often.

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