This is a good cake frosting, and is especially good when the maple syrup can be purchased in March. You can use the artificial for those of you who do not live in the north, or cannot obtain it. This recipe will fill and frost a 9 inch cake.

Carol

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place egg whites, brown sugar, maple syrup, water, and cream of tartar in the top of a double boiler over boiling water. Beat with a mixer until frosting has a good spreading consistency, and will stand in peaks. Remove from heat.

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  • Fill and frost cake. Sprinkle the top with chopped nuts.

Nutrition Facts

123 calories; protein 1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 27.3g 9% DV; fat 1.6g 3% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 16.4mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2009
Excellent recipe very light and fluffy with lots of maple flavor! Substituted the cream of tartar for vinegar (3X amt of tartar amt) since I did not have any and was still great! Loved it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2004
This was good but a little sticky rather than peaky. I doubled the cream of tarter and that helped it peak more. I also removed it from the double boiler once everything was thickening up. I put it on a Black Walnut cake and my husband loved it. Garnished with walnuts on top of frosting. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2009
Excellent recipe very light and fluffy with lots of maple flavor! Substituted the cream of tartar for vinegar (3X amt of tartar amt) since I did not have any and was still great! Loved it! Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2004
This was good but a little sticky rather than peaky. I doubled the cream of tarter and that helped it peak more. I also removed it from the double boiler once everything was thickening up. I put it on a Black Walnut cake and my husband loved it. Garnished with walnuts on top of frosting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2008
Very tasty! I'm waiting to put it on the brown sugar brownies that are cooking and I can't stop eating it. It has a nice light flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2004
A very simple easy recipe for a yummy frosting. Thanks Carol! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2015
Made today for my boyfriend's bday. He is on a low cholesterol diet and this recipe was just right. The only thing I changed was I replaced the vegetable oil with plain applesauce. I also made cupcakes instead of cake. Cooked at 350 for 18 minutes. Came out of the oven chocolatey and moist. I think they will be a big hit. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2015
Easy light and fluffy with a good flavor. You need to be ready to use it the minute it's done because the texture starts to change in the pan pretty soon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2016
Made this to put on a spice cake for my Mom's birthday. Everyone raved over it and said how great it was! They were even talking about putting the left over frosting on top of waffles the next morning!?? Thanks for an awesome recipe!! Read More
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