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
13
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
36
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
66
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.

Chiffon Cake with Strawberries and Cream

Rating: 3.49 stars
27
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.

Italian Meringue Buttercream

Rating: 3.19 stars
27
Use this recipe to frost your favorite layer cake.

Egg White Omelet

Rating: 3.28 stars
6
This egg white omelet is an easy and healthy way to kick-start your day.

Cloud Cake

Rating: 4.17 stars
1
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.

Lemon Mousse Cake

A light vanilla layer cake filled with bright, lemon mousse is "frosted" with toasted marshmallow-like meringue for a truly magnificent dessert.

Lemon Custard Tarts

Easy press-in crusts are filled with a citrusy custard filling in these mini desserts. Gilded with gorgeous piped swirls of meringue, they're guaranteed to be a hit.

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).

Strawberry-Swirl Bundt Cake

This rosy riff on a strawberry shortcake is sure to become a new Bundt cake classic. Egg whites and cake flour create a stark white batter (and super tender crumb) that is a perfect canvas for tinting. For the pink part, flavor a third of the batter with ground freeze-dried strawberries. Alternate pouring in the two batters; then swoosh a knife through a few times to swirl. To serve, fill the center of the cake with whipped cream and macerated berries and prepare to impress.
Advertisement

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.

General Tso's Chicken

Invented in 1950s Taiwan by chef Peng Chang-Kuei, this crowd-pleasing fried chicken dish was adapted for American palates with a chile-spiked sweet-and-sour sauce and has since become a Chinese takeout classic.

Embellished Wreath Cookies

Buttery classic, sugar cookies make a delicious treat anytime. Here, Martha heightens them to special-occasion status with a simple glaze and a fanciful combination of candied flowers, crystallized ginger, and chopped pistachios.