My Mom's 7-Minute Frosting
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  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 6 large egg whites
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  1. Set a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
  2. Add the sugar, corn syrup, egg whites, and a ¼ cup of water to the bowl.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture reaches 160 degrees (You can use a candy thermometer for this step, but I love using my Thermapen!)
  4. Remove the bowl from the stove and fit it into your stand mixer. Set up the whisk attachment. (Or use a hand mixer)
  5. Beat the mixture on high speed until glossy and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  6. Beat in the vanilla extract, and use immediately.
Recipe by One Good Thing by Jillee at