by Sandra Nickerson on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 8:25pm
Original Recipe Yield 1 frosting for two layer 8 or 9 inch round cake
1 cup white sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a saucepan, stir together the sugar, water and cream of tartar.
Cook over medium-high heat until the sugar is dissolved and the
mixture is bubbly.
In a medium mixing bowl, whip the egg whites and vanilla to soft
peaks. Gradually add the sugar mixture while whipping constantly until
stiff peaks form, about 7 to 10 minutes. Frost the cake of your
choice. I like this on cupcakes, Lemon Meringue Cupcakes.