Coconut Boiled Frosting
|Sugar||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Cream of tartar||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Hot water||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Almond extract||3 Drop|
|Egg whites||2 , stiffly beaten|
|Freshly grated coconut||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Combine sugar, cream of tartar, salt, and water.
Heat, stirring to dissolve sugar; then boil without stirring to 240°F., or until a little dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that holds its shape.
Gradually add syrup, with extract, to egg whites, beating constantly until stiff enough to spread.
Frost top and sides of half the cake; sprinkle with coconut.