White Fluffy (Meringue) Frosting Recipe

Every Christmas my MaMa Griffin would make the best chocolate cake with a seven minute frosting. I would eat that before the meal. It was always baked in a square pan and drizzled with chocolate on the edges. I HAVE to have this every Christmas. Even Resa who is not a big fan of sweets eats this because the icing is not overly sweet.

Unfortunately as my MS progressed I was not able to keep making the seven minute frosting. Let’s just say a double boiler, hand mixer and very hot sugar do not make for a very unpleasant accident. After scalding myself severly I had to stop making this icing.

That didn’t stop me from coming up with a replacement icing.

2 egg whites

1/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup light corn syrup

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

In a mixer beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add sugar, beating continously until egg whites form soft peaks.

In a small saucepan heat corn syrup just to boiling. Pour in a very thin stream over egg whites, continously beating. Beat in vanilla.

Spread on cooled cake.

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