The Queen’s Kitchen

 

Seven Minute Frosting February 14, 2011

Filed under: Dessert,Uncategorized — Carrie @ 9:27 pm

I thought this was the only kind of frosting people used on homemade cakes until I went out in the big, wide world and discovered people use butter cream. I’m not a butter cream fan.

My grandma always made this, so I was really happy to find a recipe that tastes just like hers. Easy-peasy, but very time consuming.

* 1 cup sugar
* 1/3 cup water
* 2 egg whites, room temperature
* 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Boil for 3-4 minutes or until a candy thermometer reads 242 degrees F (firm-ball stage).

Meanwhile, beat egg whites and cream of tartar in a mixing bowl until foamy.

Slowly pour in hot sugar mixture; continue to beat on high for 7 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla. Continue beating until frosting reaches desired consistency, about 2 minutes.