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White Mountain Frosting 1

enough to frost one 9" two-layer cake
Prep info
25 min prep + 10 min cook
Prep time
Not set
Cook time
35 minutes
Time required
35 minutes
Oven preheat
Desserts - Ingred
Not tried


  • 2 large egg whites
  • 110 g sugar
  • 1/4 c golden syrup (or light corn syrup)
  • 2 T water
  • 1 t vanilla


1. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites with electric mixer on high speed just until stiff peaks form.

2. In a 1-quart saucepan, stir sugar, golden syrup, and water until well mixed. Cover and heat to rolling boil over medium heat.

3. Uncover and boil 4-8 minutes, without stirring, to 242F (or until small amount of mixture dropped into cup of very cold water forms a firm ball that holds it shape until pressed).

4. Pour hot syrup very slowly in a thin stream into the egg whites, beating constantly on medium speed.

5. Add vanilla. Beat on high speed about 10 minutes, or until stiff peaks form.


Note from source: Frosts a 13"x9" cake generously, or fills and frosts an 8" or 9" two-layer cake.