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Lady Baltimore Frosting

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This frosting or icing is made for the classic Lady Baltimore Cake and is super light and fluffy.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 6 tbsp. cold water
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 3 tsp. light corn syrup
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 c. dates or raisins, finely cut
  • 1/2 c. maraschino cherries

Instructions

1. Combine sugar, egg whites, water, corn syrup and salt in upper part of double boiler. 2. Place over boiling water and beat constantly with rotary egg beater until frosting stands in peaks, or about 7 minutes. 3. Remove from heat and fold in chopped dates, nuts and cherries. 4. Spread between and on top of layers.

Note: When preparing frosting at Step #3, you may wish to save half the frosting for the top of the cake and use the other half to fold in dates, nuts and cherries to use between layers