Meringue Frosting

Essential Technique

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    500 g

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

  • About

Egg white-based frostings have always been popular for American-style layer cakes. This variation is of a classic that used to be called ‘seven-minute frosting’ because it was whisked with a rotary egg beater in the top of a bain marie. With the heavy-duty mixers of today, it’s just a question of heating the ingredients first and then whisking them by machine.