Thursday, December 10, 2009

Kitchen Aid Frosting

It was my daughter's 2nd birthday on Monday, and I decided to try out a new frosting recipe. My friend Heather gave it to me and said it was a cross between creamy frosting and marshmellows and for that kids love it. It definitely had that marshmallow feature about it and turned out great. Just a sidenote: I halved this recipe and ended up with plenty to frost 24 cupcakes. I'm guessing it would have frosted an entire cake, but if you want it really thick or are doing a big cake use the full recipe.

Speedy Kitchen Aid Frosting
Recipe from Heather Moore

½ cup water
1 ½ Tbs. light corn syrup
1 ½ cups sugar
½ tsp. cream of tartar
½ tsp. salt
2 egg whites
1 ½ tsp. vanilla

Place water, corn syrup, sugar, cream of tartar, and salt in saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Place egg whites in bowl. Attach bowl and whip, and beat at speed 10 until whites hold shape, about 45 seconds. Continuing on speed 10, pour hot syrup gradually into bowl in a fine stream, about 1 to 1 ½ minutes. Add vanilla and continue whipping about 5 minutes or until frosting looses its shiny appearance and will stand in stiff peaks. Stop and frost cake immediately.


megan said...

yum, the frosting looks great. I just found your blog and it's a great concept! I never know how to cook for people with various allergies, etc. I'll definitely be back :)

Emily said...

what is cream of tart?

Nicole said...

Wow I guess I missed that comment and see now that it was a year ago! Sorry!
Cream of tartar is in the spice aisle in the little spice jars and it's actually a powder. A lot of people use it to make play dough too, but it's a thickener.