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Fluffy White Frosting

Rated as 4.34 out of 5 Stars

"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

servings 68
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 frosting for two layer 8 or 9 inch round cake)

Directions

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  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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 68 calories; 0 16.8 0.6 0 9 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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 w...

Most helpful critical review

I whipped this frosting for about 30 minutes, and still would not stand up when i piped it. Tastes like marshmallows, not so much like icing. My cupcakes turned out alright, but I will probably...

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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 w...

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 rewhip...

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 ...

Absolutely perfect! I had a craving for Wacky Cake and was tired of my usual powdered sugar icing so I tried this instead. I wasn't sure if the cream of tartar in my cupboard was still good but ...

This review is for 'ALL' of the people who say that they can't get this recipe to work. I have been using a this recipe for over 40 years, and it is a beautiful frosting. It is great on all cake...

I liked this recipe. It turns out really pretty. It's very white and smooth. I liked the taste of it, it is not too sweet, but my kids didn't. I had them try it before I put it on my son's b...

Yummy... just what I was looking for! Took a little extra effort than other frostings, but mostly just time waiting to whip enough. Not difficult... but just the fluffy, tasty frosting for my ...

This was a successful recipe for me. I made 2-9" rounds of the Black Chocolate Cake (available on this site) and needed something as a filling between the two layers. I used half this recipe a...

This frosting is just what i wanted. It has the right sweetness and it looks shiny and fluffy. I used this frosting with a piping bag to decorate 18 chocolate cupcakes. This is truly a heaven...