Tuesday, February 19, 2013

100 Year Old Recipe

Brown Sugar Icing

Today I made a small cake for my Mom.
She had surgery last week and will be resting for the next few week, so I though she might appreciate this little treat.

 I used her age old recipe for the icing.  A recipe that is maybe 100 years old, if not older.
The recipe came from my Grandmother's mother.  She past it down to her daughter, my mother pasted it down to me, I pasted it down to my daughter and now I am passing it onto my readers.

3/4C   Brown Sugar
1/3C   Water
1   Egg
Boil brown sugar and water mixture to a hard boil for 4 minutes.
Separate the egg.
Beat the white until peek.
Pour the boiled mixture into the white egg peek.
Beat until stiff.
Will cover a 9x13 cake.  

Step 1 - Brown sugar and water mixture - boil hard for 4 minutes - any longer and it will candy

Step 2 - Separate your egg white from the yolk

Step 3 - beat egg white until peek.  pour and beat in boiled mixture

This is a nice simple, quick recipe if you are looking to make icing from scratch,
or you don't have an icing mix in the house.
Simple, quick.....and oh so yummy!



I will be linking up with these parties
 Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
 Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
On The Menu Monday at Stone Gable


  1. Mmmm. Sounds so good! I love brown sugar so this will be a good one to try out!

  2. Sounds like a keeper to me Diane. I love brown sugar frosting. Yum!

  3. I have a similar recipe that my mother always made. It is so delicious. And your cupcake looks deserving of such a topping.

  4. Oh my goodness that sounds delicious. Never heard of that before...How yummy on a rich carrot cake. mmmm