Swiss Meringue for Lemon Meringue Cake
This frosting is a paradox of sweetness -- it's perfectly airy and yet it maintains a level of structure other buttercreams lack. Pipe or mound this delicious icing over our Lemon Meringue Cake.
- Yield: Makes enough for one 7-inch cake
Source: Martha Stewart Living, April/May 1994
- 5 egg whites
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place egg whites, sugar, and vanilla in a heatproof bowl of an electric mixer. Combine, using a wire whisk; continue whisking with the bowl set over a pot containing about 2 inches of simmering water.
Whisk constantly until mixture feels hot to the touch. Transfer to mixer and whip, using the whisk attachment, on high speed until whites are glossy and stand in stiff peaks when the whisk is lifted.