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Seafoam Icing Recipe

Seafoam Icing

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"This maple-flavored dessert icing with egg whites, brown sugar, and corn syrup is of a light butterscotch color."

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Original recipe makes 2 layer cake (fills and frosts) Change Servings


  1. Put egg whites, brown sugar, water and syrup in top of double boiler. Beat until mixed well. Place over rapidly boiling water. Beat constantly with electric beater while it cooks for 7 minutes or until it will stand in peaks when beater is raised. Remove from heat. Add maple flavoring. Beat. Fills and frosts 2 layer cake, 8 or 9 inch.
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Dec 20, 2008

Absolutely delicious. My husband's grandmother used to make this icing over chocolate cupcakes when he was a very young child. She used vanilla instead of maple extract. Then she topped them with a chocolate rosebud. I surprised him by making the same cake recipe, and icing them with this icing. When he saw the cupcakes he had tears in his eyes and gave me a huge hug. Then he devoured lots of them in a short sitting and for days after! :) I found it was easier to just dip the cupcakes in the icing as opposed to spreading it on- it gave the cupcakes a smooth look. This tastes silky and soft and like caramel. It's just so delicious I see why it was a favorite of my hubby's family. Highly recommended over chocolate cake- the flavors were meant for each other!

Feb 05, 2007

this is amazing! It was just what I was looking for. I replaced the maple extract with baileys(3tbls). It was so good


10 Ratings

Jul 13, 2008

Worked like a charm. I replaced the vanilla with cola flavoring to use on top of a cola cake. Excellent texture.

Apr 04, 2006

I used this icing for the orange drop cookies II on this site because I didn't have any icing sugar on hand...I substituted 2 tsp orange juice concentrate for the maple extract...And all that I can say is "WOW"! Very unique, reminds me of a meringue/icing mixture...Loved it! Thanks

Jul 06, 2010

Excellent flavour i used 2 tsp real maple syrup and omitted the corn syrup and extract. Very tasty

Jul 04, 2005

Very good taste! I had to cook it 9 minutes before it would peak, but it is a great frosting!

Jan 19, 2011

Excellent flavour. I used vanilla extract instead of maple. Really nice on yellow cupcakes.

Apr 02, 2015

I make it with peppermint extract instead and its a wonderful minty icing for s chocolate cake! It's amazing!


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  • Calories
  • 111 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 18 mg
  • < 1%

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

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