7-Minute Frosting

  • Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand
Total Time:
12 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive Prep:
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Cook:
7 min
Yield:
frosting for 1 layer cake
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 6 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

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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