Royal icing being spread on basic sponge cake

Basic royal icing recipe

Use this basic recipe to help create some of our classic cakes.

By , 20 June 2016
Basic royal icing recipe
  • Ready in: 5 mins
  • Serves: 10
  • Price: 6p per serving

Perfectly easy, our basic royal icing recipe goes great with any cake creation.

Nutritional Info
Each 26g serving contains
  • Energy 386KJ 92KCAL
    5%
  • Fat low
    0.0g
    0%
  • Saturates low
    0.0g
    0%
  • Sugars high
    22.4g
    25%
  • Salt low
    0.03g
    1%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1485kJ/355kcal.
Ingredients
  • 1 medium egg white
  • 225g icing sugar, sieved
Method
  • In a bowl, gradually beat the egg white into the icing sugar. If necessary, add a little water to thin it slightly for piping.