Frostings without powdered sugar: fluffy coffee frosting

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  • Frostings Without Powdered Sugar: Fluffy Coffee Frosting
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Recipe type:
Number of serving:
1 servings
15 min
Cook time:
10 min
Ready in:
25 min
Very Easy


- 2 egg whites
- a pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cups turbinado sugar
- 1/3 cup strong coffee
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar


Step 1

Bring an inch or two of water to boil in the saucepan. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly in a glass bowl, using a hand-held electric mixer until well blended.

Step 2

Place the glass bowl on top of the saucepan, and continue beating with the mixer until stiff peaks form.

Step 3

This process supposedly takes about 7 minutes, but don't bother going by the clock. When you lift up the beaters , you should see stiff peaks remaining.

Step 4

Remove the frosting from the heat, and beat it until you reach the desired consistency (this won't take long at all.).

Step 5

If you are using water instead of coffee, add a teaspoon of flavoring such as vanilla or almond and beat until it's blended in.

Step 6

Now you're ready to frost your cake.


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