Lady Baltimore Frosting Recipe

Lady Baltimore Frosting Recipe

Ingredients: Makes enough to fill and cover one 23 cm / 9 in cake

50 g/2 oz raisins, chopped
50 g/2 oz glace (candied) cherries, chopped
50g/2 oz pecan nuts, chopped

25 g/1 oz/3 tbsp dried figs, chopped

2 egg whites
350 g/12 oz caster (superfine) sugar
A pinch of cream of tartar
75 ml/5 tbsp cold water
A pinch of salt
5 ml/1 tsp vanilla essence (extract)

Method:

Mix together the raisins, cherries, nuts and figs. Beat the egg whites, sugar, cream of tartar, water and salt in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water for about 5 minutes until stiff peaks form. Remove from the heat and beat in the vanilla essence. Mix the fruits into one-third of the frosting and use to fill the cake, then spread the remainder over the top and sides of the cake.

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