Rating: 4.6 stars
48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

A cooked meringue style icing.

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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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  • Combine the egg whites, sugar, corn syrup, water, cream of tartar, and salt in the top of a double boiler over water that is at a hard boil. Start beating right away with a beater until the mixture stands in stiff peaks. Remove from heat and add vanilla or your favorite flavoring and keep beating until it is thick enough to spread easily.

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Nutrition Facts

76 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 19.2g; sodium 58mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (39)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2008
This is the most incredible frosing I have ever tasted! I am a huge fan of merangue, so this is a real hit. My whole family LOVED it. My 16 year old brother who doesn't cook, wanted me to show him how to make it so he can whip up a batch in case I'm not around. :)Whoever came up with this is brilliant!!! Read More
(33)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/27/2004
This icing tasted pretty good - warning! Spread the icing as soon as you make it, because it really firmsup. Any attempt to soften it will ruin it. It only took 3 seconds of heat to turn the whoe batch into liquid. Read More
(49)
48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
06/27/2004
This icing tasted pretty good - warning! Spread the icing as soon as you make it, because it really firmsup. Any attempt to soften it will ruin it. It only took 3 seconds of heat to turn the whoe batch into liquid. Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2008
This is the most incredible frosing I have ever tasted! I am a huge fan of merangue, so this is a real hit. My whole family LOVED it. My 16 year old brother who doesn't cook, wanted me to show him how to make it so he can whip up a batch in case I'm not around. :)Whoever came up with this is brilliant!!! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2003
Very good frosting for angel food cake. Read More
(24)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2009
This recipe is quick, tasty, and fat free. At high altitudes a double boiler is not necessary, just don't over cook it or it will harden/dry out faster, keep it covered until ready to use. Any flavoring can be used in place of vanilla, and juice can be used instead of the water for an orange or lemon frosting, using zest in place of the vanilla, also you can stored this frosting in the fridge for at least a week in an air tight container. Enjoy! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2003
It was GREAT my friends and I loved it. It was FAST and EASY and it was GREAT. Thenks for the great recipe!!!!! Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2011
This frosting came out more like marshmallow fluff than anything else. It was tasty but oh-so-sticky! It was difficult to wrap the cake afterwards. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2011
Good fluffy white frosting. This better known as"7-Minute" frosting as you usually beat if for 7 minutes. This does not keep so you should eat it within a day. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2011
My aunt Leona Lamusga made this when I was a little girl. My mom never made it, so it was a special treat from Aunt Lee. Thank you for bringing back a wonderful memory of an Aunt I loved very much. And, I have never made this successfully until following your recipe. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2011
I love this kind of frosting A much easier way to do this is to mix 2 egg whites and half of a small can of lyles gold syrop(or something similar.) until fluffy:) doesnt need cream of tartar or anything. Read More
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