Fluffy White Frosting

Fluffy White Frosting

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Vickie
Recipe by  Vickie

“This is the type of frosting that is cooked over the stove, then whipped. This goes well on almost any type of cake.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 frosting for two layer 8 or 9 inch round cake

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Directions

  1. In a saucepan, stir together the sugar, water and cream of tartar. Cook over medium-high heat until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is bubbly.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whip the egg whites and vanilla to soft peaks. Gradually add the sugar mixture while whipping constantly until stiff peaks form, about 7 to 10 minutes. Frost the cake of your choice.

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Reviews (435)

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Miss Niecy
473

Miss Niecy

yes!!! this is a wonderful frosting...soon to become one of my staples. When coloring, it comes out with a beautiful shine. For me, i had no cream of tartar so i used a pinch of salt in my egg whites and let it sit in them before i whipped them. The salt or cream of tartar helps to denature the egg whites so you get a better, fluffier result! PERFECT!!!

ROXYSTARLING
216

ROXYSTARLING

This frosting tastes like marshmallows, has a beautiful shine, and holds its shape well. I beat the egg whites in my kitchenaid until stiff before I began cooking the sugar and water. I rewhipped for a few seconds before adding the sugar mixture, and whipped while pouring it in. Don't stop whipping until the frosting becomes glossy/shiny. The sugar/water mixture never became clear for me, but I poured it in anyway. I added a teaspoon of lemon juice to the sugar water just to make sure it wouldn't crystallize. It was delicious with Wacky Cake VIII, for a great layered birthday cake!!

Shannon
153

Shannon

This is a perfect frosting for cupcakes-you can color it any color, then just dip the cupcakes in the bowl to frost them (you don't even need a knife!) Since it contains egg whites, it will dry out and become meringue-like if left uncovered. Keep the cake or cupcakes tightly covered and they should stay moist. Great recipe!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 68 cal
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs
  • 16.8 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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