2 egg whites, unbeaten
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon corn syrup or 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/3 cup cold water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Coconut (about 1 1/2 cups)
Place all ingredients except vanilla and coconut in the top of a double boiler and mix well. Place over boiling water and beat constantly for about 7 minutes, or until mixture will hold a peak. Remove from hot water, add vanilla, and continue beating until cool and thick enough to spread. Spread between layers and on top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with coconut.
Enough for a two layer 8-inch cake.