Boiled Icing


This is a little more my speed. Maybe I’m a product of my youth, but eating raw eggs just doesn’t do it for me, so the various recipes for icing with raw eggs just don’t sound palatable to me. My preference. This one is a little less icky but the egg does remain uncooked for the most part. I don’t know how this type of icing would turn out, whether thick, sticky, smooth, etc. If you have used this type of icing please let us know!

Boiled Icing

3/4 c sugar, 1/3 c boiling water, 1/4 teas cream tarter, 1 egg white beaten stiff. Dissolve sugar & cream of tarter in boiling water. Boil until syrup forms a soft ball in water or spins a thread. Pour syrup slowly over egg white beating constantly. Continue until stiff enough to spread on cake.

2 thoughts on “Boiled Icing

  1. Thank you for the recipe. I’ve looking for it for a while. My mother use to make devils food cake with boiled icing and it was delicious. By the way, once the very hot syrup is added to the egg whites, the hot sugar syrup cooks the egg whites. So, you are not eating raw eggs with this recipe.


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