I haven't been able to write the past few days because we had the little granddaughters here. I forget how much energy it takes to be around little ones, but it's also a lot of fun.
Growing up, my mom always made 'bunny cakes' at Easter time with all of us kids, and then later with the grandkids. It was something we looked forward to because she never made this particular cake any other time of the year. The actual cake part was sometimes chocolate, other times white cake or just some other fun flavor. What made these cakes so delicious was the frosting. She made "7-minute frosting" ,which is like eating the most delicious, whipped cloud of goodness you can imagine! It's not overly sweet, and is fun to frost a cake with becuase it makes little peaks that make the bunny cake look all 'furry'.
Next week when we have our Easter family get together I'm going to use this recipe to frost our Easter cupcakes, which is another family tradition. After frosting the cupcakes, I'll sprinkle green coconut on top of them, add a few little jelly beans and then bend a pipe cleaner and insert it to make it look like a little Easter basket.
I think as frosting goes, this may actually be much better for you, since there is no fat in it at all, so I decided it might actually be alright to share it here on my 'thoughtful eating' blog.
Recipe for 7-Minute Frosting
2 egg whites
1 1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
6 Tbsp. cold water
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix all ingredients together except vanilla. Place in the top of a double boiler. Do not let boiling water touch the mixing bowl. Mix with mixer for 7 minutes over heat until stiff peaks form. Remove from heat and add in vanilla.
I used a large stainless steel bread mixing bowl for the frosting placed over a stock pot of water. As the mixture cooks and is mixed it grows in volume so you need room for it to expand.