Let’s chat about frosting. I have 3 or 4 frostings that I really like. Otherwise, I’m more about the cake and not so much about the frosting. Too sweet. But I do love marshmallow…..anything marshmallowy. This is one of my favorite frostings. It’s like a cloud…..a big, sweet, fluffy cloud that just floats around in your mouth. Kinda like when you shove a big ol giant marshmallow in your mouth and your cheeks puff out…and you get all happy. Yes, I like that.
Now, of course you have to start with a good cake. Unless you’re one of those people who just eat all the frosting and leave the cake all bare. If that’s the case, go ahead and make a crappy cake and just eat the frosting. This frosting.
Now this frosting is often referred to as 7 minute frosting, or sea foam frosting, but rather than granulated sugar, you use powdered sugar. But don’t try to make this on a rainy or humid day. The humidity really affects the lift of the egg whites.
Use your favorite cake (best with chocolate cake) or use one of my recipes. I hope you enjoy this frosting.
Amazing Marshmallow Frosting
1/3 cup hot water
2 cups confectioners sugar
2 LARGE egg whites at room temp
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp salt
Make a sugar syrup in a small saucepan by whisking the confectioners sugar and water together. Bring it to a boil for 1 full minute. Remove from heat and set aside.
Add the egg white, cream of tartar and salt to a mixing bowl. Using a mixer (hand or stand) mix at high-speed. Slowly drizzle in the sugar syrup mixture. Beat at high-speed until thick and luscious. (to your liking)
Spread it on your favorite cake or a crappy cake if you’re just going to eat the frosting anyway and toss the cake. 🙂