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Seven minute frosting

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN


2 egg whites, unbeaten
1 1/2 c. sugar
5 tbsp water
1 1/2 tsp light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla

Preparation instructions

Combine egg whites, sugar, water, and corn syrup in top of double boiler, beating with rotary egg beater until thoroughly mixed. Place over rapidly boiling water, beat constantly with rotary egg beater and cook 7 minutes, or until frosting will stand in peaks. Remove from boiling water; add vanilla and beat until thick enough to spread.

Variation: fold in chopped nuts, coconut or pieces of fried or candied fruit, or by tinting delicately with colorings.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Mississippi mudcake

from Diane B.’s book, Corvallis, OR


4 eggs
2 c. sugar
2 sticks butter
1/3 c. cocoa
1/2 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. nuts
1 1/2 c. flour
1 t. bkg powder.


1/3 c. cocoa
1 stick butter
1 box powdered sugar
6 T milk
Cream butter, add cocoa and sugar alternately with milk until reach desired consistency.

Preparation instructions

Melt butter with cocoa. Beat the eggs and add the sugar, salt, vanilla. Beat till fluffy. Add cocoa and butter. Then add flour and bkg powder and nuts.
Grease and flour 9 x 13″ pan. Bake 350 for 30 minutes. Remove and add bag of mini marshmallows. Put back in oven until melted and puffy. Cool and then ice.

Submitted by: Diane B