I asked my mom to share some of her old recipes from her "black book" with me when I was writing my first cookbook. Sharon's Boiled Cake Icing is what she gave me.
I remember her making this frosting when I was a kid. This frosting has a consistency, unlike any icing you will find in a grocery store.
Not that there is anything wrong with store-bought icing. There's just something about homemade cake icing that tastes better.
This cake icing recipe is no different. And since it is boiled, the consistency is out of this world, almost like a meringue or melted marshmallow.
I can't even tell you how many different flavors of cakes I've used this frosting on. It's absolutely sinful on Chocolate Cake but just as good on Vanilla, Spice or another flavored cake.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Boiled Cake Icing recipe (see recipe card for quantities): White Sugar, Water, Corn Syrup, Egg Whites and Vanilla Extract.
🥣 How to Make Boiled Cake Icing
Combine sugar, water, and corn syrup in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and let boil for a few minutes.
In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites and vanilla extract until peaks start forming.
Pour hot syrup mixture over egg whites and beat constantly until the icing becomes stiff.
Sharon's Boiled Cake Icing
- Hand Mixer
- ½ Cup White Sugar
- 2 tablespoon Water
- ⅓ Cup Corn Syrup
- 2 Egg Whites
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Combine sugar, water and corn syrup in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and let boil for a few minutes.
- In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites and vanilla extract until peaks start forming.
- Pour hot syrup mixture over egg whites and beat constantly until icing becomes stiff.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.