A coffee meringue frosting good with chocolate cakes.
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
3 egg whites
1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 In bottom of large double boiler bring water to boil, then reduce to simmer. In top combine brown sugar, egg whites, coffee, and cream of tartar. Beat with mixer 5 to 7 minutes, or until stiff peaks form. Remove from heat. Add vanilla, and beat additional 3 minutes.