Total Time
Prep 17 mins
Cook 0 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 14 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 34 cup light Karo syrup
  • 1 12 teaspoons vanilla


  1. In a small bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt at high speed until soft peaks form.
  2. Gradually beat in sugar until smooth and glossy.
  3. Gradually beat in corn syrup and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
  4. If desired, beat in food coloring of your choice. Makes enough frosting for 9-inch layer cake or 9 x 13-inch cake.
Most Helpful

My mom made this frosting for us all growing up! I am usually a little leery of putting karo syrup in anything but you won't be disappointed. This icing has an awesome consistency for piping later and tastes wonderful. thanks for sharing it Tonkcats!

Super-Wife August 21, 2009