Here are more variations for the frosting I sent in V99#139 and a few more
frostings. Patty in AZ
Variations: (16 servings or 24 cupcakes)
Caramel 7-Minute Frosting: Prepare as directed but use 1 cup firmly packed
dark brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated; flavor with maple flavoring
instead of vanilla. 75-50 cal. per serving
Fruit or Nut 7-Minute Frosting: Prepare as directed, then fold in 1/2-3/4
cup prunes or raisins. (I think dried cranberries might be nice). 90-60
cal. per sv.
Chocolate 7-Minute Frosting: Prepare as directed, then fold in 2 melted and
cooled (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate. Do not beat. I've seen low
fat chocolate somewhere - but can't remember where. You might look for it.
95-60 cal. per sv.
White Mountain Frosting - A fluffy white frosting you don't have to beat on
the stove. Enough to fill and frost a 9": (2-layer) cake. 16 servings
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
3 egg whites, at room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla extract or 1/2 tsp. almond extract
Mix sugar, corn syrup, and water in a small, heavy saucepan, insert candy
thermometer, partially cover pan, and bring to a boil over moderate heat.
Remove cover and boil WITHOUT stirring until thermometer register 240F-242F
or until a drop on the tip of a spoon will spin a 6"-8" thread. Just before
syrup reaches proper temperature, begin beating egg whites with an electric
mixer until soft peaks form. When syrup reaches correct temperature, set
mixer at high speed and pour syrup into whites in a slow thin stream.
Continue beating until glossy and firm enough to hold a shape. Beat in
55 cal; per sv.
Variations: prepare as directed but substitute lemon or orange juice for
the water and flavor with 1/2 tsp. lemon or orange extract and the finely
grated rind of 1 lemon or orange.
Maple Mountain Frosting: Prepare as directed and just before spreading
swirl in 1 oz. square coarsely grated unsweetened chocolate to create a
marbleized effect 65 cal. per sv.
Maple Mountain Frosting: use 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
instead of granulated and substitute 1 tsp. maple flavoring for vanilla.
55 cal. per Sv.