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Fluffy White Frosting

Yield frosting for one (9-inch) 3- layer cake


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

How to Make It

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

  2. Place over rapidly boiling water; beat constantly at high speed of electric mixer 7 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Remove from heat, and add vanilla; beat 1 minute or until frosting is thick enough to spread. Spread on cooled cake.

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