Sunday, April 29, 2012

White Mountain Frosting (Marshmallow Frosting)

 This is just another one of those recipes that brings back some of the fondest of memories.
Whenever it was someone's birthday in my family, my mom would ask what kind of a cake we wanted. Almost always, the request was either a chocolate or vanilla cake with "marshmallow frosting".
I remember watching and sometimes helping mom make it. Then just before frosting the cake, she would give me a spoonful of frosting. A spoonful of sugar- what more could a child want!
Frosts 9x13 cake generously
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/4 C light corn syrup
  • 2 TBS water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
In medium bowl, beat egg whites with electric mixer on high speed just until stiff peaks form.  
In 1-quart saucepan, stir sugar, corn syrup and water until well mixed. 
Bring to a boil, and boil for 5-8 minutes (until mixture begins to thicken).

Pour hot mixture very slowly into egg whites, beating constantly on medium speed.
 Add vanilla. 
Beat on high speed about 10 minutes or until frosting is thick and fluffy.

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