Seven-Minute Frosting for Mini White Cakes

This classic snowy frosting is simply a meringue. Use it to top our Mini White Cakes.

  • Yield: Makes about 4 cups

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Winter 2010

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Combine sugar, corn syrup, egg whites, and the water in heatproof mixer bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture registers 160 degrees on an instant-read thermometer, about 2 minutes. Attach bowl to mixer stand; whisk mixture on high until glossy and voluminous, 7 minutes. Whisk in vanilla. Use immediately.

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