“This is to compliment the other three recipes I have posted - Versatile Lemon Cake, Versatile Chocolate Cake, Versatile Vanilla cakes. I am posting these recipes here because I don't want to lose them!”
READY IN:
10mins
SERVES:
12
YIELD:
5 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water, combine egg whites, sugar, salt and water. Cook over medium, stirring constantly, until sugar has dissolved (or mixture registers 150 degrees on an instant-read thermometer), 2-3 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat on medium-high until glossy, stiff peaks form (do not overbeat!), about 3 minutes; reduce speed to low and add vanilla extract and beat until just combined.
  3. Use immediately.
  4. Chocolate Variation: top frosted cake with shaved dark chocolate.
  5. Lemon Variation: substitute 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice for vanilla extract.

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