Fluffy meringue icing

    20 min

    This light and gorgeous icing is perfect for a lighter cake, when you don't want all the richness of a butter-based icing.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 egg whites
    • 175g caster sugar
    • 5 tablespoons golden syrup
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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

    1. Combine the egg whites, sugar, golden 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 favourite flavouring and keep beating until it is thick enough to spread easily.

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    great recipe, easy, the longer you beat it the stiffer it gets. Very sweet, I was thinking you could probably add lemon juice so it would not be quite so sweet.  -  29 Mar 2013


    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.  -  27 Jun 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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!!!  -  31 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)