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Vanilla Frosting

Use this creamy vanilla frosting, adapted from Martha Stewart Kids, when making Corn-on-the-Cob Cupcakes and TV Dinner Cupcakes.

  • Yield: Makes 5 cups
Vanilla Frosting

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, April Spring 2008


  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 5 large egg whites
  • 2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. In the heatproof bowl of an electric mixer, combine sugar and egg whites. Place bowl over pan of simmering water; whisk until whites are hot and sugar is dissolved, 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat, and transfer to mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on high speed until cooled and fluffy, 10 to 15 minutes. Reduce speed to medium. Add butter, 1 tablespoon at a time. Beat until incorporated. Stir in vanilla.

Reviews (2)

  • lillian megan 11 Feb, 2010

    i have made this frosting several times with great results. people loved it!

  • allisonzzzzzzzzzzz 9 Jan, 2010

    This frosting did not work for me. I had to throw it away. Maybe I did something wrong.

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