Coconut cakes and pies have loyal eaters

October 02, 1991

This seven-minute frosting is just what Minnie Schwab o Silver Spring requested. Thanks to Harriet Seese of Aberdeen for forwarding the recipe.

Seven-minute Frosting

1 cup light brown sugar, packed

1/3 cup water

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

2 egg whites

Combine sugar, water and cream of tartar in a heavy saucepan. Boil rapidly to 230 degrees on a candy thermometer. In a bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff. Gradually add hot sugar mixture to egg whites, beating until thick. Spread on cake in swirls.

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