Southern Fluffy Frosting

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“I adopted this great recipe...original text was....A fluffy meringue type frosting, similar to 7 minute frosting but doesn't require beating over the stove.”
1 cake layer cakes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place sugar, corn syrup and boiling water in a 3 qt saucepan over moderate heat.
  2. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  3. When mixture comes to a full boil, remove from heat and set aside briefly Beat egg whites with salt to stiff peaks.
  4. Transfer hot syrup to a pitcher for easy pouring.
  5. Beating at high speed, pour hot syrup in a thin threadlike stream into the whites.
  6. Pour slowly and scrape down sides if necessary to keep the entire mass well mixed.
  7. After all of the syrup has been beaten in, add vanilla and almond extract.
  8. Continue beating for 10-15 minutes on high until icing is very stiff.

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