Toasted Marshmallow Icing
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Cupcakes (or cakes) with this icing are sure to please anyone with a sweet tooth.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
  • 4 egg whites (I used large)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (the good stuff)
  • food colouring
  • 12 cupcakes (I used chocolate)
  1. You need a stand mixer (or a strong hand mixer) and a kitchen blowtorch for this recipe.
  2. In a heatproof bowl place the egg whites, sugar and cream of tarter and place the bowl over slowly simmering water (you don't want to cook the egg whites, only dissolve the sugar.
  3. Whisk constantly for 3-4 minutes until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Put the bowl into the stand mixer with a whisk attachment and begin whisking at low speed.
  5. Gradually increase the speed until stiff, shiny peaks appear. It will take about 7 minutes.
  6. Add the vanilla extract and stir to combine.
  7. Place the icing in a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip and ice the cupcakes.
  8. Gently singe the edges of the icing with a kitchen blowtorch. (These will burn like a toasted marshmallow so gently does it.)
Recipe by Orgasmic Chef at