Boiled Frosting

Preparation info
  • Yield: Enough to Frost a 2-layer

    9 inch

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1987

  • About

Do not attempt this recipe on a rainy day or any other day with high humidity.


  • cups sugar
  • 5 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • ½ cup


  • In a saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water. Bring to the boil and cook to 242 degrees on a candy thermometer, or to the firm-ball stage (the syrup, when dropped into very cold water, forms a firm ball that does not flatten when removed). Remove from the heat.
  • Beat the egg whites in a mixing bowl until stiff but not dry. Gradually add the syrup while b