Marshmallow Frosting

Marshmallow Frosting


  • 2 egg whites (1/4 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 lb. marshmallows, quartered (about 16 whole)
  • 1/2 square (1/2 oz.) unsweetened chocolate, melted


Combine egg whites, sugar, cream of tartar, syrup and water in top of double boiler. Place over boiling water and beat with electric mixer or rotary beater until mixture stands in stiff peaks. Scrape bottom and sides of pan occasionally. Remove from heat and add marshmallows. Continue beating until thick enough to spread. Frost cake. Dip back of spoon into cake frosting to make hollows. Swirl melted chocolate over mixture.

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