Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
This frosting is a great accent for the Welch's Easy Anniversary Spice Cake (Welch's recommendation).
- 1⁄2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large egg whites
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Choose a large stainless steel or heatproof glass bowl that will fit over, not in, a medium-size saucepan. Fill the pan with about one-inch water and bring to a simmer.
- In the bowl, off the heat, combine the maple syrup, sugar, egg whites, and salt. Place over the simmering water and beat with a handheld electric mixer until the frosting is fluffy and stands in stiff peaks, about 6 minutes.
- Remove the bowl from the water and beat for about one minute longer. Beat in the vanilla. Use immediately to frost cooled cake layers.
I think I may have fouled this one up, as it did not seem to want to form "fluffy peaks," for at least 14 minutes. I also found it a little sweet but lacking a strong maple flavor; the end result was a tad gritty from the sugar, but very fluffy. I might try this again, but will probably look for something different.