- November 11, 2008 at 2:47 am #266374
Here are simple and great recipe for anyone who needs to make frosting for a two layer cake.
2 egg whites (about 1/4 C.)
1 1/2 C. sugar
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar; or 1 Tbs. light corn syrup
1/3 C. water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Combine egg whites, sugar, cream of tartar and water in the top of a double boiler. With an electric mixer beat on high speed 1 minute, then place over boiling water and beat on high speed 7 minutes. Remove top of double boiler from the heat; add vanilla. Then, beat 2 minutes longer on high speed.
Yield: sufficient to frost 1 (2 layer) cake, 16 servings.
Variations: Lemon flavored; Substitute 1 Tbs. of lemon juice for the vanilla extract and add 1/4 tsp. grated lemon peel during the last minute of beating.
Fruits; add crushed fruits to the frosting or substitute fruit flavorings for the vanilla extract.
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