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  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Whisk sugar, egg whites, 1/3 cup water, light corn syrup, and cream of tartar in large metal bowl to blend.
  • Set bowl over saucepan of barely simmering water (do not allow bottom of bowl to touch simmering water).
  • Using handheld electric mixer, beat on medium speed until mixture resembles soft marshmallow fluff, about 4 minutes.
  • Increase mixer speed to high and beat until mixture is very thick, about 3 minutes longer.
  • Remove bowl from over simmering water.
  • Add vanilla extract and continue beating until marshmallow frosting is completely cool, about 5 minutes longer.
  • Put the frosting in a ziploc bag and snip the end to pipe onto the cupcakes. Sprinkle with leftover coconut.

Categories: Dessert  Frosting 

Author Credit: Epicurious

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