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Fluffy White Frosting

fluffy white frosting Dessert
Fluffy White Frosting
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 12

This frosting got its name because its large white peaks hold up long after it’s beaten. It’s sometimes called White Mountain Frosting. (Easy) MORE+ LESS-

March 27, 2018

Ingredients

2
egg whites
1/2
cup sugar
1/4
cup light corn syrup
2
tablespoons water
1
teaspoon vanilla

Steps

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  • 1
    Let egg whites stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Room temperature egg whites will have more volume when beaten than cold egg whites. In medium bowl, beat egg whites with electric mixer on high speed just until stiff peaks form.
  • 2
    In 1-quart saucepan, stir sugar, corn syrup and water until well mixed. Cover and heat to rolling boil over medium heat. Uncover and boil 4 to 8 minutes, without stirring, to 242°F on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into cup of very cold water forms a firm ball that holds its shape until pressed (see Testing Candy Temperature, page 00). For an accurate temperature reading, tilt the saucepan slightly so mixture is deep enough for thermometer.
  • 3
    Pour hot syrup very slowly in thin stream into egg whites, beating constantly on medium speed. Add vanilla. Beat on high speed about 10 minutes or until stiff peaks form.
  • 4
    Frost 13x9-inch cake, or fill and frost 8- or 9-inch two-layer cake. Leftover frosting can be tightly covered and refrigerated up to 2 days; do not freeze. Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature to soften; do not stir.

Expert Tips

  • Substitute packed brown sugar for the sugar. Reduce vanilla to 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Stir in 1/4 cup chopped candied cherries, 1/4 cup chopped nuts and, if desired, 6 to 8 drops red food color.
  • Stir in 1/3 cup coarsely crushed hard peppermint candies or 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 Cup
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
15mg
1%
Potassium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
11g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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