Three Super Fluffy Frosting Recipes -- Made With Egg Whites

Have you ever tasted a frosting so light and fluffy that it felt reminded you of clouds? Chances are, that frosting was made with egg whites, which when beaten, take up a lot of air and develop a light, fluffy texture. You can make your own light and fluffy frosting for use on cakes, cookies, and other desserts. Here are three great recipes to try.

Chocolate Mint Frosting

The rich chocolate flavor of this frosting is perfectly paired with just a hint of natural peppermint. Try this one on chocolate cookies or brownies for a super decadent treat. The recipe does not call for any fat, which makes it a great choice if you're following a low fat diet but still want to indulge a little.


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream or tartar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 egg whites (or 4 tablespoons liquid egg whites from a carton)
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract


In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the water, sugar and cream of tartar. Heat this mixture over medium heat until it begins to bubble and the sugar is fully dissolved. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine the egg whites and peppermint extract. Beat this mixture until the egg whites form soft peaks (about 3 - 4 minutes). Gradually drizzle in the sugar mixture, beating constantly. Beat for 5 minutes, or until stiff peaks form. Add the cocoa, and mix just until the frosting is uniformly combined. Use as desired.

Quick Caramel Frosting

With just four ingredients, this caramel frosting is a great choice when you're short on time. It comes together in less than five minutes and tastes lovely on everything from white cake to chocolate cookies.


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • 2 egg whites (or 4 tablespoons liquid egg whites from a carton)
  • 2 tablespoons butter


Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix on low speed for 30 seconds or until all of the sugar is moistened. Then, beat on high speed for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. If you don't use all of this frosting right away, it stores nicely in the fridge (with a cover) for up to 1 week.

Basic Buttery Vanilla-Almond Icing

When you want a basic white frosting that's anything but bland, this whipped icing recipe fits the bill perfectly. Flavors of butter, vanilla and almond pair wonderfully with white cake or vanilla cookies. You can also dip strawberries into this frosting for a fresh and delicious treat.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 egg whites (or 4 tablespoons liquid egg whites from a carton)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon butter extract
  • 1 pinch of salt


Combine the water, sugar, salt and cream of tartar in a saucepan. Over medium heat, cook the mixture until bubbles form and the sugar is fully dissolved. Set this mixture aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine the egg whites with the various extracts. Beat for 3 - 4 minutes or until soft peaks form. Then, slowly begin drizzling in the sugar mixture while continuing to beat constantly. Once all of the sugar has been added, beat for an additional 5 - 6 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Use as desired.

You can play around with these three recipes to make your own unique creations. Add fudge sauce instead of caramel to the Quick Caramel Frosting to make a quick chocolate frosting. Substitute rum extract for the vanilla and almond extract in the Basic Buttery Vanilla-Almond Icing. The possibilities are endless. 

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