Divinity or Seven Minute Frosting is wonderful, light, and airy, and very divinity-like. It is one of our favorite frostings. We don’t know of any frosting that is as light and white and candy-like as this. It is a cooked frosting but not difficult.
3 large egg whites
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. In the top of a double boiler, mix the egg whites, sugar, water, and cream of tartar. Whisk them together for thirty seconds or beat at slow speed with an electric mixer.
2. Over boiling water, cook the mixture while beating constantly at high speed with your electric mixer. Continue for about seven minutes or until peaks begin to from.
3. Add the extract. Continue beating until stiff peaks form. Frost the cake.