Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Speedy Meringue Frosting

We had the most wonderful weekend for our son and new daughter-in-law's wedding.  The setting was at Vista West Ranch and our new DIL planned it all so perfectly, down to every detail.  She must have a direct connection to heaven, because the weather, the nature sounds, the setting sun, the landscape and even the wind were absolutely perfect.  We danced the night away and my 83 year-old mom had a ball on the dance floor.  What a fabulous time was had by everyone!  Thank you for the special memories, our dear loves!!!

After we came home, I wanted to make my Mom and sister their favorite dessert.  They both love angel food cake and this heavenly frosting.  I made a Duncan Hines angel food cake mix, but the frosting for this luscious cake comes from my KitchenAid cookbook, back in the 1970's.  The original recipe is called, Speedy KitchenAid Frosting, and it is a super- easy cooked meringue, in which you don't have to stand over a double boiler forever!!  Try this favorite of ours, if you love meringue frosting as much as we do.  For me, cake is just an excuse to eat the frosting!!!

1/2 cup water

1 and 1/2 T. light corn syrup
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 t. cream of tartar
1/2 t. salt
2 egg whites, at room temperaature
1 and 1/2 t. vanilla

Place water, corn syrup, sugar, cream of tartar and salt in saucepan.  Stir over medium heat until sugar is conpletely dissolved.

My sister bought me this cute teapot and mug from Ross!!
Place egg whites in bowl of mixer with whip attachment.  Turn  to highest speed and whip whites until they begin to hold their shape (air bubbles are fine and egg whites seem whiter.  The whip leaves a mark when removed from the whites).  This takes aboout 45 seconds.  Continuing on highest speed, pour the hot syrup (I put this in a heat proof measuring cup) gradually into bowl in a fine stream, about 1 to 1 and 1/2 minutes.  Add vanilla and continue whipping about 5 minutes or until frosting loses its shiny appearance and will stand in stiff peaks. Frost cake immediately.

This makes enough for three 8 or 9-inch layer cakes.

I am sharing this with:

Mix It Up Monday!
On the Menu Monday
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Party Tuesday
Table Top Tuesday
Your Cozy Home Party
Crazy Sweet Tuesday
Let's Dish! at Kathleen's
Rock 'n Share Party
Mrs. Fox's Sweets Party
The Bunny Hop
Full Plate Thursday
Thriving on Thursdays
Foodie Friday
Pink Saturday
Sweets for Saturday
Link 'n Greet Party
Seasonal Sundays


  1. Ooh, what a beautiful cake! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. What a beautiful cake! And the tea pot and mug are just too pretty!

  3. That cake is almost too pretty to eat! The frosting looks so light & delicious. Thanks for stopping by Random Thoughts, I am now following you.

  4. AWESOME that the wedding was perfect - yay, so happy for you all!

    As for this recipe- thank you! I have never made it before, always wondered how to do so and now, thanks to you, Kitty, I have a great recipe for it. YAY!

    Your cake is gorgeous - bet they loved it. You are so thoughtful.

  5. It's beautiful-this is the second icing recipe I've saved today! I think my sweet tooth is in over-drive:@)

  6. Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and leaving me such a sweet comment! I am your new follower!

  7. Hi Kitty,
    I'm so glad the wedding was perfect in every way! That is so important on such a special occasion!
    Your cake looks dreamy and the icing sounds wonderful. I will have to give it a try for my next cake. My mother always made seven minute icing with a lot of standing around the stove. This sounds easier. Thanks for sharing and have a Happy Easter.


  8. Hi Kitty,
    I love your cupcake teapot and mug are so adorable. Your cake looks so delicious. Wishing you a blessed Easter.


  9. Sometimes those little cookbooks that come along with appliances have the best recipes in them! It's so cool that you still have that one from the 1970s!!! I hang onto mine, too. Recipes like this one sometimes just can't be beat! The cake looks beautiful with the pansies on top. Have a happy Easter weekend!

  10. Kitty~ Your cake is beautiful! Cakes/cupcakes are a frosting-delivery-vehicle for me too :) I'm glad the wedding came off without a hitch~ Happy Easter to you & your family!

  11. What a gorgeous cake! The teapot and mug from your sister is so sweet!

  12. Your cake looks wonderful, and the teapot and mug is so sweet! Sounds like the good Lord was with you, sounds like a wonderful time!
    Thanks for linking up to Let's Dish!

  13. The cake is wonderful. I love the decorations!!! Must try this frosting, as I'm not much of a baker. This would be fabulous for an elegant dessert! Happy Easter, many blessings, xo marlis

  14. Congratulations to the new couple. So nice to hear that all went well ! This frosting sounds delicious. I have my mother's recipe and yes, I stand over it stirring forever...makes me dislike cooking it. I think it is very difficult to frost an angel food cake. I usually do fruit and whipped cream, but yours looks wonderful. Linda

  15. Your cake is beautiful and I love the serving pieces.

  16. This cake looks really good Kitty! Just a little secret, but the frosting is my favorite part of any cake, so I'd be looking for an excuse to bake this cake too. Thanks for sharing your recipe at my party!

  17. Hi Kitty!

    I just LOVE that mug and teapot that you sister gave you!!! It is SO darned cute and goes perfectly with your dessert plates.

    I forgot to mention in my last comment... I have been following you for quite awhile ;) My little face is tucked away on the second followers page... I just haven't left a comment for a while.

    I am so glad you found my party... please know that you are MORE than welcome to share more than one post at a time at my parties :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  18. I'll have to try this frosting -- it's the best kind on angel food cake!

  19. Hi Kitty,
    This is an awesome frosting and not as much trouble as the "7 minute" that takes more time. I will be trying this the next time I make a frosting. Hope you have a fabulous Easter Celebration Week End and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  20. Happy Easter Kitty, The teapot and cup are precious and I bet a cup of hot tea would be good with a piece of your cake. Blessings Terri http://moringdewdrops.com

  21. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Kitty...I have already bookmarked it!
    I remember making the "7 min." frosting waaaay back in the 70's. I am anxious to try yours instead, as I always loved that flavor.
    Very pretty cake & I ♥♥♥ your single serve teapot/cup! Too cute!

    I'm glad all the wedding plans went according to schedule.
    Hugs & Happy Easter!

  22. What a pretty frosting - I've been wanting to try something like this forever. Glad the wedding went well! :)

  23. Delish! Found you from Flour Me with Love!
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets

  24. The cake looks beautiful Kitty! I've wanted to try this frosting too, so glad you showed me how easy it is. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  25. Yum oh Yum! It looks sooo delicious - loooooove the pansies on top of the cake too. You have the coolest dishes! Congrats on getting that special DIL. No doubt, she feels blessed to have such an awesome MIL too. (I always say 'in-love' instead of in-law=)

  26. This looks wonderful.

    - The Tablescaper


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