Total Time
Prep 7 mins
Cook 0 mins

Great, easy frosting for a Devil's Food Cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine egg whites, water, sugar, cream of tartar and salt in top of double boiler.
  2. Set over simmering water and beat with an electric mixer for about 5 minutes
  3. until soft peaks are formed.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  5. Keep beating until frosting is stiff enough to spread. Use immediately.
  6. Plenty enough to fill and frost he 2-layer Devil's Food Cake.


Most Helpful

While this was an easy recipe to make, what I didn't like about it is that it simply doesn't hold up for very long, possibly because of the egg whites. It evaporates, even as yearly as 10 hours after frosting. Since I like to do make cakes ahead of time, the frosting between layers was completely gone when I cut it! I would not use it again.

artzylady2002 September 28, 2016

I do the stove top part by hand then put it onto my KitchenAid. Soo good and fluffy. Try either torching edges with a hand torch or really carefully watching your frosted dessert under the broiler till a little golden for a almost toasted marshmallow effect. yum

VanBakerGirl February 20, 2012

This made the best icing and took color (a beautiful pink) like a champ. Whipped up in almost precisely 7 minutes - I use a KitchenAid mixer, wonder what brand of mixer the people who had time problems used. My daughter thought it tasted like Fluff, but better. Icing cupcakes was a breeze - dip and swirl!

angeliahoomes December 27, 2010

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