This frosting is super yummy and perfect for both cupcakes and layer cakes.
Vanilla Bean Frosting
- 7 egg whites
- 2 cups (450 g) regular sugar
- 1 vanilla bean, split lengthways and seeds scraped out
- A few drops food coloring
Put the egg whites, sugar and seeds from the vanilla bean into a large bowl.
Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
Whisk by hand for about 4 minutes, or until the sugar has dissolved.
Transfer the mixture to the bowl of a freestanding electric mixer and beat on low speed for about 4 minutes.
Increase the speed and mix for another 3 minutes, or until the bowl no longer feels warm to the touch.
If you want the frosting to have a lovely pastel shade, add a drop or two of food coloring and mix for another minute.