Egg Whites

Egg whites are a great way to cut down on fat and cholesterol. Start the day with a healthful meal, like our goat cheese omelet or open-faced avocado, egg white and cheese sandwich. We also have all the techniques you need to whisk egg whites like a pro – whether you need soft, firm, or stiff peaks for one of our delicious recipes.

Staff Picks

Chocolate Souffle

Rating: 3.68 stars
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Soufflés have a reputation for being temperamental, but they're actually very simple. They get their signature height from stiffly beaten egg whites. Using a few staple ingredients, you can whip up a chocolate dessert that's guaranteed to impress at a dinner party yet easy enough for a casual supper.

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Rating: 3.55 stars
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This all-purpose buttercream has an ultra-silky, stable texture that spreads beautifully over cakes and cupcakes, and can be piped into perfect peaks and patterns.

Whipped Frosting

Rating: 3.18 stars
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Just try not to lick the spoon when you make this basic whipped frosting that pairs perfectly with our Versatile Vanilla Cake, Chocolate Cake, and Lemon Cake.

Basic French Macarons

Want to learn how to make macarons? We've taken the guesswork out of making these patisserie beauties, so you can prepare them at home. Our foolproof macarons recipe calls for making your own almond flour (it's so much easier than it seems), then adding just four other ingredients: powdered sugar, egg whites, white sugar, and any filling you please.

Italian Meringue Buttercream

Rating: 3.19 stars
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Use this recipe to frost your favorite layer cake.

Diamond Apple Pie

Pate brisee is cut into diamonds and used to embellish this apple pie. Half are brushed with egg yolk, and the other half are finished with egg white and sanding sugar, yielding a beautifully patterned, jewel-like top crust. For the decorating technique, see our step-by-step photos.

Egg White Omelet

Rating: 3.28 stars
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This egg white omelet is an easy and healthy way to kick-start your day.

Martha's Warm Chocolate Pudding Cakes

There's something extra-special about an individually sized dessert -- especially when it's a molten chocolate cake served warm out of the oven. You can prepare these rich chocolate pudding cakes up to a day ahead and refrigerate them, then just pop them in the oven when you sit down to dinner. They'll be done by the time you're ready for dessert. And they reheat easily, so you can have two one night and two the next. This recipe appears in our cookbook "Martha Stewart's Newlywed Kitchen" (Clarkson Potter).

Cloud Cake

Rating: 4.17 stars
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We take the guesswork out of making caramel with our foolproof microwave method. After it cools, chop and sprinkle over the cake for a sweet crunch.

Seven-Minute Frosting

Rating: 3.64 stars
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This seven-minute frosting is one of our tried-and-true favorites: You can't go wrong.

Kransekake

The kransekake, which translates to "wreath cake", is the signature cake of Norway and a showstopping confection that is made for special occasions. And as impressive as a tall tower made out of eighteen delicate cookie rings is, this sweet stunner is surprisingly straightforward to make. The naturally gluten-free dough is made from processing almonds until finely ground, then confectioners' sugar and egg whites are added to bind it together. After an overnight rest, the dough is rolled into ropes and fitted into specialty molds. Once baked, the rings are stacked sky-high and kept in place with royal icing, which pulls double duty as both glue and garnish.

Chiffon Cake with Strawberries and Cream

Rating: 3.49 stars
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Talk about a delightful twist on berries and cream! This light and airy chiffon cake will instantly transport you to cloud nine, and the luscious fruit filling is what summer dreams are made of.
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Inspiration and Ideas

The Best Macaroon Recipes
The best ways to enjoy these beloved coconut cookies, ranging from sweet and simple to wildly over-the-top. You'll find plenty of coconut here.
Easy Mini Pavlovas
Consider a pavlova bar for your next party, with individual meringue shells, whipped cream, and fresh seasonal fruit (here, we've used blueberries brightened with a touch of lemon zest). Your guests will love assembling their own desserts.

S'mores Chocolate Mousse

Martha transforms the nostalgic combination of chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker from campfire classic to the most sophisticated mini dessert (the "marshmallow" is meringue!).