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Seven-Minute Frosting

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Caroline Murphey
Prep time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield Makes about 4 cups
  

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon orange liqueur

How to Make It

  1. Pour water to depth of 1 1/2 inches into a 2- to 2 1/2-qt. saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer.

  2. Combine egg whites, sugar, corn syrup, orange liqueur, and 1/4 cup water in a 2 1/2-qt. glass bowl; beat at high speed with an electric mixer until blended. Place bowl over simmering water, and beat at high speed 5 to 7 minutes or until soft peaks form; remove from heat. Beat to spreading consistency (about 2 to 3 minutes). Use immediately.

Cook's Notes

Cover bowl with a damp paper towel or cloth to keep frosting from drying out while you are frosting the cake.