Fluffy White Frosting

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by SharleneW

This frosting reminds me of marshmallows--but not as sweet. It was originally part of another recipe, but I think it would be great on a variety of cakes. Active prep time includes cooking time.

Top Review by Christineyy

This tasted exactly like marshmallow cream. I was going to use it on chocolate cupcakes but changed my mind because it just wasn't what I was looking for. This tasted great, and I'm sure I will use it for something sooner or later. Just isn't the right frosting for cake in my opinion. Thanks Sharlene~W!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In the top of a double boiler, combine sugar, egg whites,corn syrup, cream of tartar, and 1/3 cup water.
  2. Place over simmering water.
  3. Beat on high speed with handheld electric mixer until icing forms soft peaks, about 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and beat in vanilla.
  5. Continue beating 5 minutes, or just until stiff peaks form.
  6. Spread on cooled cake immediately.
  7. Makes enough to frost a 2-3 layer cake.

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