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Peppermint Frosting

Yield enough for one (8-inch) 3-layer cake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup finely crushed peppermint candy

How to Make It

  1. Combine sugar, egg whites, and syrup in top of a large double boiler; add water, and beat on low speed of electric mixer for 30 seconds or just until blended.

  2. Place over boiling water; beat constantly on high speed of electric mixer about 7 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Remove from heat.

  3. Add crushed peppermint, and beat 2 additional minutes or until frosting is hick enough to spread. Spread frosting on cooled cake.

  4. Note: Additional crushed peppermint may be used to garnish frosting.

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