Lady Baltimore Frosting

A creamy meringue frosting. Use sherry instead of vanilla for an interesting change of pace.

Original recipe makes 4 cups


2 cups white sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In medium saucepan, measure in sugar, water, corn syrup, and salt over medium heat. Stir to dissolve. Cook to soft ball stage, 240 degrees F (115 degrees C), without stirring. It should fall from spoon in a thin thread.
  2. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form; do this shortly before syrup has reached the soft ball stage. When ready, pour syrup in a thin stream over stiff egg whites, being careful to beat continuously the whole time. Add vanilla and beat until the right spreading consistency is achieved.


Calories: 115 kcal
Carbohydrates: 28.8 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 0 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 0.9 g
Sodium: 32 mg