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Fluffy White Icing

Submitted by: suzanne-mcminn on April 4, 2011
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Fluffy White Icing

This is icing like nothing that comes in a plastic can at the store. It’s heaven in a bowl.

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Difficulty: Easy

Servings: frosts one cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes plus chilling time   Cook Time: n/a  

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
3 egg whites
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla


Directions

Combine sugar, water, and cream of tartar in a pan on the stove. Cook till bubbly and sugar is dissolved. In a bowl, combine egg whites and vanilla. Add sugar mixture to egg whites, a little at a time, beating constantly. Continue beating until stiff peaks form. Easily frosts a two-layer cake. I can’t stand it when a recipe doesn’t make enough frosting. This one makes plenty. When you first make the frosting, it will be a bit warm from cooking the sugar-water mixture. It spreads easier if you refrigerate it for 30 minutes before frosting the cake. Make the icing while the cake is baking.


Categories: Desserts, Frostings & Icings, Old-Fashioned

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  1. 9-29
    9:01
    pm

    I grew up with this recipe. It was always put on an angel food cake for birthdays and get togethers and if at Grandma’s house, she’d let you choose the color for the icing.

  2. 9-10
    7:25
    pm

    I just can not get this to turn out right. 🙁 I have tried twice now with no luck. Cake turned out awesome but now I have no icing. It’s just liquid. Any ideas on what I am doing wrong?

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