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Sea Foam Frosting

"Gooey meringue frosting that is great on spice cakes."
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Ingredients

servings 108 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 layer cake (filling and frosting))

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Directions

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  1. Stir the unbeaten egg whites, sugar and water together in the top of a double boiler. Cook over briskly boiling water, beating with a rotary beater for 7 minutes or until frosting looks fluffy and holds a soft, gentle shape.
  2. Remove from boiling water, add vanilla extract and continue beating until frosting holds definite peaks.
  3. Spread between layers of cake and then frost the sides and top.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 108 calories; 0 g fat; 27.1 g carbohydrates; 0.6 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 17 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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OK, having made similar recipes and LOVING that yummy sea foam goodness, I wanted to respond to those reviewers who said that they couldn't get peaks to form. VERY IMPORTANT: there can be NO fat...

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This was almost a complete disaster. It did not whip up or form peaks one bit. Eventually on the second try I added some confectioner's sugar and a handful of flour, whipped it again, and used...

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OK, having made similar recipes and LOVING that yummy sea foam goodness, I wanted to respond to those reviewers who said that they couldn't get peaks to form. VERY IMPORTANT: there can be NO fat...

This was almost a complete disaster. It did not whip up or form peaks one bit. Eventually on the second try I added some confectioner's sugar and a handful of flour, whipped it again, and used...

I liked this, however I used it for a different purpose than to frost a cake. I used it to top the strawberries in a strawberry shortcake. I thought it worked out very well on this type of des...

Frosting came out fine, "gooey" as expected. The taste is very mild, about what you'd expect from sugar and egg whites, with a little vanilla.

I love this recipe. I use it every year for my sister's birthday as she loves Banana cake with pineapple filling and this frosting. It's good on spice, type cakes of all kinds.

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Good, simple recipe. If your frosting isn't whipping up, it probably means your bowl has a trace of fat in it or you got some of the egg yolk in it. Fortunately, this wasn't the case for me, and...

I was able to get stiff peaks by adding 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice To the water in the beginning the second time I made it.

Horrible! It didn't peak at all, no fluffiness. It never even turned the nice white color. Literally just a brown sugar syrup. I don't know if I'm just an idiot... but I followed all the instruc...