HEAVENLY 7 MINUTE FROSTING (SALLYE)

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By
@grandedame

Back in the day of no worries about excessive sugar, this was my "go to" frosting for a special occasion cake. It had fallen out of my repertoire of recipes until I was reminded of it this week. This frosting elevates a chocolate or coconut cake to a new level of goodness.

You can use it "as is" or garnish it with anything of your choosing. Enjoy.


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Serves:

Will frost 2 - 9" round cakes

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1-1/2 c
granulated sugar
3 large
egg- whites only
1/4 c
water
1/4 c
light corn syrup
1 pinch
cream of tartar
1 dash(es)
salt
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
If you have a large double boiler, use it.

If not, fill a heavy deep skillet about 1/3 full of water and place over medium high heat.
2
In a heavy large saucepan, place the sugar, water, egg whites, salt and corn syrup and place pan in the water bath.

Note: This recipe will triple in volume, so make sure your pan is large enough.
3
IMPORTANT: THIS FROSTING NEEDS YOUR FULL TIME ATTENTION WHILE COOKING.
4
Begin beating with hand held mixer on high speed and continue beating until well blended.
5
When water begins to boil, turn heat to where water will just simmer.
6
Continue beating constantly at high speed for about 7 minutes until mixture makes and retains firm peaks.

Wipe down sides of pan if necessary - be sure and turn mixer off momentarily while you perform this task.
7
When frosting retains firm peaks, remove from heat, add cream of tartar and vanilla and continue beating until well blended.

Is your arm falling off yet? LOL
8
Spread over cooled cake while frosting is still warm.

Optional garnishes: Sprinkle coconut, chocolate curls over top, or drizzle chocolate sauce on it. I usually leave it plain except at Easter when I make a Coconut cake, dye some coconut green and make an Easter egg nest on top of the cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy