Meringue Frosting (dairy-free, nut-free)

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I celebrated my 25th birthday this year, and one of the awesome gifts from my hubby was a kitchen torch. I always watch Top Chef, and other cooking shows, in awe of every opportunity that a chef can use a torch in cooking. So needless to say, I was VERY excited and eager to use my new gift.

This recipe was an excuse to use my new torch, so now I would like to share my recipe for this dairy-free, nut-free meringue frosting. Although it might be a bit more involved that my egg-free, dairy-free buttercream frosting, I think it is really fun!

Meringue Frosting (dairy-free, nut-free) 


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 large egg whites


  1. Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water.
  3. Whisk constantly until sugar dissolves (for about 4-6 minutes).
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Using a whisk attachment, beat mixture on low speed, increasing to high for 7 minutes. The frosting should form into stiff, glossy peaks.
  6. After frosting cupcakes, you can use a kitchen torch to add a little color to the frosting (although you do not have to)! Enjoy!
Caitlin has grown up in Los Angeles acquiring food allergies, a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, a loving husband, and an amazing job as a Children's Librarian. She enjoys spending time with family, trips to the beach with her husband, Sundays at church, and writing. Having food allergies is a struggle, but Caitlin hopes with more resources available, people can learn to thrive with food allergies.

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