Almond Frosting

Oxmoor House
frosting for one 10-inch cake


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1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup hot water
1/4 teaspoon instant coffee powder
1 tablespoon baking soda
2 cups whipping cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Combine 1 1/2 cups sugar, corn syrup, water, and coffee powder in a small Dutch oven. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches hard crack stage (300°). Remove mixture from heat; stir in soda.

Working rapidly, thinly spread mixture onto an ungreased 15- x 10- x 1-inch jellyroll pan. Let cool completely. Crush and set aside.

Beat whipping cream in a large mixing bowl until foamy; add remaining sugar and vanilla, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves. Fold prepared crushed candy into whipped cream.

Created date

February 2010