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Lady Baltimore Frosting Recipe

Lady Baltimore Frosting

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"A creamy meringue frosting. Use sherry instead of vanilla for an interesting change of pace."

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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings


  1. In medium saucepan, measure in sugar, water, corn syrup, and salt over medium heat. Stir to dissolve. Cook to soft ball stage, 240 degrees F (115 degrees C), without stirring. It should fall from spoon in a thin thread.
  2. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form; do this shortly before syrup has reached the soft ball stage. When ready, pour syrup in a thin stream over stiff egg whites, being careful to beat continuously the whole time. Add vanilla and beat until the right spreading consistency is achieved.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 18, 2003

I've always thought that cooked icings were more work than they're worth but this one was so easy to make I plan to use it on all my angel food cakes from now on. Replace the vanilla with flavored extracts and you can get a icing to match any cake!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 31, 2008

It was OK, there's other frosting recipes I prefer. Thanks.


11 Ratings

Jul 24, 2009

It should be noted that this recipe is for a specific cake...the Lady Baltimore Cake...which is a very light cake. It isn't necessarily for the typical cake or cupcakes.

Jan 26, 2009

This is a great merinque frosting. Very fluffy and light. I let the egg whites come to room temp before I whipped them, and after adding the syrup, I beat them for about 10 minutes. Awesome!

Jul 09, 2004

This was a fabulous frosting. Very easy to do and made quite a bit of frosting.

Feb 07, 2003

This is a very easy to make frosting. I made it for my 8-year old son´s birthday and he and his friends loved it. I recommend this recipe.

Mar 24, 2008

My daughter's favorite cake is angel food with "sticky frosting" like her grandmother and aunt has always made. I have tried many, many recipes but for one reason or another they never quite made the grade (would dry out, develop a crust, etc.). This recipe is totally what I've been searching for. Used this on an angel food cake for Easter dinner and everyone loved it. This recipe does make a lot of frosting so next time I'll either halve the recipe, make 2 angel food cakes or make one cake and some kind of cupcakes to use up the leftovers. Could possibly be used for the filling in whoopie pies. Many thanks for this recipe!

Sep 12, 2008

OMG, This is reeally GOOD! I made a Angle Food cake and I was looking for a Seven Minute Frosting,and I came upon this recipe,read the reviews,thought I would try it. It does make lot,to good to throw the left overs away,so I'm going to freeze it{don't know how that will turn out}. The recipe is really easy to make. The spreading consisitancy is real easy,not on the runny side like others I have made. The taste is really good,just the right amount of sweetness. I already saved this recipe to my recipe box and even copied the recipe out. This is a definite keeper,and I will make this from now on. Thanks so much for the awesome frosting recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 115 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 32 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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