1 C Sugar
1/2 C Apple Cider
Pinch of Salt
1 Tbs Lemon Juice
2 Egg Whites, stiffly beaten
Mix sugar, apple cider, salt and lemon juice. Cook until the sirup forms a soft ball (234º to 240º F.) when a little of it is dropped into a super of very cold water.
Pour very slowly over stiffly beaten egg whites, beating constantly. Continue beating until mixture stands in soft peaks.
Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake.
Variations. When frosting is ready to spread, stir in 1/2 cup chopped pecans or hazelnuts, or shredded almonds.
For a more festive cake, sprinkle 1/4 cup pink tinted coconut over the top after frosting is spread.