The 7-Minute Gluten-Free Frosting

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Cook time: 7 mins

1¼ cups sugar
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar 
Pinch of salt
¼ cup cold water
2 egg whites, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1.  Place sugar, cream of tartar, salt, water and egg whites in the top of a double boiler or heat-proof bowl. Beat ingredients with a handheld electric mixer for 1 minute to combine.

2.  Place the pan or bowl over boiling water, being sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the top pan. Beat constantly on high speed with an electric mixer for 7 minutes until mixture is the consistency of frosting and forms stiff peaks.

3.  Remove from heat and beat in vanilla. Makes enough to frost one two-layer cake or 24 cupcakes.

Yields 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 2 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

11. Place sugar, cream of tartar, salt, water and egg whites in the top of a double boiler or heat-proof bowl. Beat ingredients with a handheld electric mixer for 1 minute to combine.

22. Place the pan or bowl over boiling water, being sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the top pan. Beat constantly on high speed with an electric mixer for 7 minutes until mixture is the consistency of frosting and forms stiff peaks.

33. Remove from heat and beat in vanilla. Makes enough to frost one two-layer cake or 24 cupcakes.

Each serving contains calories, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates, fiber, sugars, protein.