Vanilla Frosting

Oxmoor House
enough for one 3- layer cake


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2 cups sugar
2 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Combine sugar, egg whites (at room temperature), cream of tartar, and salt in top of a large double boiler; add water, and beat on low speed of an electric mixer for 30 seconds or just until blended.

Place over boiling water; beat constantly on high speed of electric mixer about 7 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Remove from heat. Add vanilla; beat until frosting is thick enough to spread.

Created date

February 2010