Lady Baltimore cake icing

Lady Baltimore cake icing


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About this recipe: A creamy meringue icing for the American classic Lady Baltimore cake. Use sweet sherry instead of vanilla for a more 'adult' flavour, with more zing.


Serves: 16 

  • 400g caster sugar
  • 80ml water
  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. In medium saucepan measure in sugar, water, golden syrup and salt over medium heat. Stir to dissolve. Cook to soft ball stage (115 degrees C on a sugar thermometer) without stirring (it should fall from spoon in a thin thread).
  2. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form; do this shortly before sugar mixture has reached the soft ball stage. When ready, pour sugar mixture in a thin stream over stiff egg whites, being careful to beat continuously the whole time. Add vanilla and beat until the right spreading consistency is achieved.

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