Recipe by Irene Purcell
"Gooey meringue frosting that is great on spice cakes."
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1 1/2 cups
dark brown sugar
OK, having made similar recipes and LOVING that yummy sea foam goodness, I wanted to respond to those reviewers who said that they couldn't get peaks to form. VERY IMPORTANT: there can be NO fatty residue on any of your equipment, and not even a SPECK of yolk in your egg whites, or peaks won't form. The whites just won't fluff up is there is any fat whatsoever! And it's surprising how little fat it takes to ruin your meringue. So...be careful, wash your utensils (even if they're already clean) before you make this. You'll love it!
This was almost a complete disaster. It did not whip up or form peaks one bit. Eventually on the second try I added some confectioner's sugar and a handful of flour, whipped it again, and used it as a glaze for spice cookies. It worked really well for that purpose, so I'll give it two stars.
I liked this, however I used it for a different purpose than to frost a cake. I used it to top the strawberries in a strawberry shortcake. I thought it worked out very well on this type of dessert. Thnx
Frosting came out fine, "gooey" as expected. The taste is very mild, about what you'd expect from sugar and egg whites, with a little vanilla.
I love this recipe. I use it every year for my sister's birthday as she loves Banana cake with pineapple filling and this frosting. It's good on spice, type cakes of all kinds.
Good, simple recipe. If your frosting isn't whipping up, it probably means your bowl has a trace of fat in it or you got some of the egg yolk in it. Fortunately, this wasn't the case for me, and it whipped up nicely. The only thing was that I think there's almost too much vanilla in this. I might reduce it to 3/4 tsp and see if it's better that way.
Looked lovely in the pan, fluffy peaks, silky smooth -- dumped on cake & it went flat and lumpy. Hideous. Did not use a double boiler--could that be the mistake? Should I cool it before applying it to cake? Did I cook it too fast?
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sea Foam Frosting
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 108
** Calories from Fat: < 1
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