Coffee Meringue Icing

    10 minutes

    This is a fancy coffee meringue icing best with coffee and chocolate cakes. Very easy to make and a nice change from regular icing.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 1 1/2 cups (250g) packed light brown sugar
    • 3 egg whites
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) strong brewed coffee
    • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. In bottom of large double boiler bring water to boil then reduce to simmer. In top combine brown sugar, egg whites, coffee and cream of tartar. Beat with mixer 5 to 7 minutes, or until stiff peaks form. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and beat additional 3 minutes.

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    Beautiful, sweet, and fluffy coffee meringue frosting. The brown sugar gives it a lovely caramel color. It nicely complemented the dark, rich chocolate cake I made. Use the same day and refrigerate leftovers (if there are any).  -  09 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Even though I didn't have a double boiler, I was able to make one with a pan and a bowl. The frosting was light and fluffy. I used a German Chocolate coffee. Not bad.  -  08 Aug 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I love the flavor! I use this frosting on chocolate cupcakes. I wish it held its shape a bit better, but the fluffy texture is so fun.  -  07 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)