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Sea Foam Frosting

Categories: Frosting & Fillings

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This frosting is perfect for spice cakes, yellow cake and even chocolate cake.


  • 1 c. white sugar
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
  • salt a few grains
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 2 tbsp. strong cold coffee
  • 2 egg whites


Boil together sugar, cream of tartar, salt, water and coffee without stirring until syrup spins a very long thread or to 248° F. if a thermometer is used. Remove from fire immediately. Beat egg whites until stiff; add syrup slowly, beating it in well. Continue to beat until mixture is cold and thick enough to hold its shape. Spread between layers and on top and sides of cake.