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25 Recipes Using Egg Whites

If you do any amount of baking, you inevitably end up with leftover egg whites at some point. Don’t worry, there are more uses for egg whites than just omelets. This posts has all my Recipes Using Egg Whites so you can use all those whites in your fridge!

Collage of recipes using egg whites, including cakes, pies, and tartlets.

So you’ve made some custard. Or pastry cream. Now you’ve got leftover egg whites that you’ll just end up throwing in the trash. Unleeeess someone tells you how you can store them and gives you a bunch of delicious recipes for desserts using egg whites, right? 😉

How to Store Leftover Egg Whites

Egg whites will keep in the fridge for up to two days, however they can be frozen for up to 12 months! For easy freezing (and use later), freeze egg whites in an ice cube tray and you can use them as needed. Just thaw in the refrigerator overnight, or leave on the counter for 30 minutes if you need room temperature egg whites for your recipe.

Dessert Recipes

Recipes using egg whites are light and fluffy. Egg whites help to add structure, aeration, and leavening to desserts. They also don’t have much flavor, so they’re a bit of a blank canvas for you to work with. I’ve gathered here a list of all my egg white dessert recipes. There are lots of meringues, angel food cakes, and more! I’ve organized the recipes by the number of egg whites used (2-12!), so you can easily find a recipe that works for the number of whites you have on-hand!

2 Egg Whites

Cherry Almond Sweet Rolls
Filled with homemade almond filling and topped with a gorgeous cherry glaze, you need these Cherry Almond Sweet Rolls at your next brunch! Or…anytime, really. 😀
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Raspberry Pistachio Tartlets
These Raspberry Pistachio Tartlets have a pistachio tart crust filled with homemade honey-raspberry jam, topped with toasted honey meringue!
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close up of Raspberry Pistachio Tartlet
Chocolate Salted Caramel Hazelnut Tartlets
A chocolate pastry crust filled with homemade salted caramel, toasted hazelnuts, and dark chocolate ganache, all topped with toasted meringue.
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Black-Bottom Coconut Macaroons
These Black-Bottom Coconut Macaroons are baked to soft, chewy perfection, then dipped in dark chocolate! Added bonus: they're gluten free!
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Black Bottom Coconut Macaroons
Pumpkin Meringue Tart
This Pumpkin Meringue Tart is a sweet pastry crust filled with a classic spiced pumpkin filling, topped with a cloud of toasted meringue!
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Pumpkin Meringue Tart

3 Egg Whites

Blackberry Lavender Brownie Pie
The crust of this beauty is a fudgy brownie swirled with blackberry jam. The filling is a lavender-infused dark chocolate icebox pie, all topped with blackberry meringue. The flavors and textures are outstanding!
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Mini Lemon Meringue Pound Cakes
Sweet and tart, these little beauties would be beautiful to serve year-round!
Recipe adapted from Bake from Scratch (link here).
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Mini Lemon Meringue Pound Cakes
Vanilla Cake with Berry Buttercream
This vanilla cake is amazing–soft, fluffy, and flavorful. With the addition of mixed berry buttercream, it's like a dream!
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Apple Cider Cranberry Cupcakes
These Apple Cider Cranberry Cupcakes are moist (sorry not sorry), delicious apple cider cakes topped with sweet-tart cranberry Swiss meringue buttercream. Fall in cupcake form! <3
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4 Egg Whites

Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Italian Buttercream
This one is for all the chocolate lovers out there, especially my oldest son, James. This is his "ultimate" birthday cake.
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Salted Caramel and Chocolate Meringues
Little clouds of meringue swirled with homemade salted caramel sauce and melted chocolate.
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Salted Caramel & Chocolate Meringues
Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes
Decadent mocha cupcakes topped with peppermint Swiss meringue buttercream. A taste of the holidays!
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Blueberry Meringues
Crisp, chewy meringue kisses flavored with blueberry powder and dipped in dark chocolate.
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5 Egg Whites

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
Three layers of decadent chocolate peanut butter cake frosted with peanut butter Swiss meringue buttercream and topped with dark chocolate ganache.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
Neapolitan Cake
The classic flavors of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate combine in this Neapolitan Cake! This three-layer beauty is a celebration cake!
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6 Egg Whites

Dark Chocolate Madeleines
These Dark Chocolate Madeleines are tender and suuuuper chocolatey thanks to bittersweet chocolate and black cocoa powder! I should have called them Midnight Madeleines!
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7 Egg Whites

Mimosa Cupcakes
Orange and champagne cakes topped with champagne Italian meringue buttercream. Pamper yourself or someone you love!
Cupcake recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction (link here)
Champagne Italian Meringue Buttercream recipe by Me 🙂
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Mimosa Cupcakes

8 Egg Whites

Chocolate Champagne Cake
Chocolate champagne cake with champagne swiss meringue buttercream and dark chocolate ganache! For your next celebration, or anytime!
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Chocolate Champagne Cake

9 Egg Whites

Sangria Cake
This Sangria cake has three layers of tender red wine cake with sangria buttercream! The flavors of berries, orange, and red wine make this cake taste like your favorite summer beverage!
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10 Egg Whites

Chocolate Peanut Butter Angel Food Cake
A light, fluffy peanut butter angel food cake topped with peanut butter chocolate ganache. Love!
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Caramel Apple Angel Food Cake
This Caramel Apple Angel Food Cake is a light, fluffy apple angel food cake drizzled with a caramel glaze and homemade salted caramel sauce, then topped with cinnamon apple chips!
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Tropical Angel Food Cake
This Tropical Angel Food Cake is a mango-pineapple angel food cake topped with coconut whipped cream, toasted coconut, and pineapple "flowers!" This cake is light, fluffy, and has serious tropical flavor!
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Strawberry Angel Food Cake
This Strawberry Angel Food Cake is light and fluffy with serious strawberry flavor thanks to freeze-dried berries! Also delicious using blueberries, with the bonus of a showstopping purple color!
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Strawberry Angel Food Cake

11 Egg Whites

Champagne and Chocolate Strawberries Cake
Champagne Cake topped with strawberry Swiss meringue buttercream, dark chocolate ganache, and chocolate-covered strawberries!
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Champagne and Chocolate Strawberries Cake

12 Egg Whites

Vanilla Cake with Blackberry Buttercream
This vanilla cake is amazing–soft, fluffy, and flavorful. With the addition of blackberry Swiss meringue buttercream, it's like a dream!
Check out this recipe

So there you have it! No worries about wasting those egg whites that you have sitting in the fridge or forcing yourself to have egg white omelets for breakfast for a week. Boom. I’ll come back and update this post every so often so that you have as many egg-white-saving recipes here as possible! 🙂

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Last updated 1/20/2022

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