Southern Fluffy Frosting

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Mrs Goodall

I adopted this great recipe...original text was....A fluffy meringue type frosting, similar to 7 minute frosting but doesn't require beating over the stove.

Top Review by Teresa M

This is truly an Awesome frosting, the best white frosting I've ever had or made! It’s not overly sweet, tastes delicious, is a dream to work with, and has a very pretty shine to it. The recipe says for 1 cake, but not what size cake. I had enough to do two double 9-inch layer cakes. So if you’re making one two-layer cake I’d suggest halving it. We talked about whether to pitch the rest of it, or to make another cake and it is so good I did opt to make a second cake. Thank-you Mean Chef for sharing this recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place sugar, corn syrup and boiling water in a 3 qt saucepan over moderate heat.
  2. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  3. When mixture comes to a full boil, remove from heat and set aside briefly Beat egg whites with salt to stiff peaks.
  4. Transfer hot syrup to a pitcher for easy pouring.
  5. Beating at high speed, pour hot syrup in a thin threadlike stream into the whites.
  6. Pour slowly and scrape down sides if necessary to keep the entire mass well mixed.
  7. After all of the syrup has been beaten in, add vanilla and almond extract.
  8. Continue beating for 10-15 minutes on high until icing is very stiff.

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