- In the top of a double boiler combine sugar, cold water, egg whites, and cream of tartar or corn syrup. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds.
- Place over boiling water (upper pan should not touch water). Cook, beating constantly with the electric mixer on high speed, about 7 minutes or until frosting forms stiff peaks. Remove from the heat; add vanilla. Beat 2 to 3 minutes more or until frosting reaches spreading consistency. This frosts the tops and sides of two 8- or 9-inch cake layers or one 10-inch tube cake. Store frosted cake in the refrigerator and serve the same day it is made. Makes 4 cups.
Nutrition Facts (Seven-Minute Frosting)
- Per serving:
- 97 kcal cal.,
- 10 mg sodium,
- 24 g carb.,
- 23 g sugar,
- 1 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet