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Basic Boiled Frosting

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Basic Boiled Frosting
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 2
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Fluffy and glossy, this basic boiled frosting is a favorite classic.
Updated Sep 20, 2016

Ingredients

  • 3 pasteurized egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon (pinch) salt
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Steps

  • 1
    In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat egg whites and salt together until glossy, with soft peaks.
  • 2
    In a large saucepan, whisk together sugar, water and cream of tartar. Bring to a boil, stirring until the mixture reaches firm ball stage (245°F). Turn stand mixer to medium-high. Slowly pour hot syrup into the egg white mixture. Beat until cool and frosting becomes fluffy.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Use a candy thermometer to ensure proper cooking temperatures, since this recipe can be rather finicky.

Nutrition Information

1460 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 11g Protein, 352g Total Carbohydrate, 351g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
1460
Calories from Fat
0
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
770mg
32%
Potassium
300mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
352g
117%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
351g
Protein
11g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
23 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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