Seven-Minute Frosting

1 tablespoon instant espresso coffee powder
1/4 cup hot water
3 egg whites
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Dissolve coffe in hot water.  Combine egg whites, brown sugar, coffee
mixture and cream of tartar in top of double boiler.  Beat with mixer
until frosting forms stiff peaks, 5 to 7 minutes.  Remove from heat.
Beat in vanilla.  Makes about 5 cups.

Frosting for each serving, based on 12-serving cake, contains about:

72 calories;  35 mg sodium;  0 mg cholesterol;  0 grams fat;  18 grams 
carbohydrates;  1 gram protein;  0 grams fiber;  0?? calories from fat.