Seven-Minute Frosting

Seven-Minute Frosting

This traditional frosting is fluffy, white and almost meringue-like in texture. It's easy to make, and takes 7 minutes to cook.

5 min.prep time 15 min.total time
5 cups
151 Rating

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup water
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

Combine all ingredients except vanilla in top of double boiler.

Place water in bottom pan of double boiler. Cook over high heat 3-4 minutes or until water boils. Place egg white mixture in top of double boiler over rapidly boiling water (water should not touch bottom of pan); beat at highest speed with hand mixer 7 minutes or until mixture forms stiff peaks. (Do not overcook.) Remove from heat; add vanilla.

Continue beating 2 minutes or until frosting holds deep swirls.

Variations:

Cherry Frosting: Substitute 1/3 cup maraschino cherry liquid for water. Gently stir in 1/3 cup drained chopped maraschino cherries.

Chocolate Revel Frosting: Add 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. Let stand 1-2 minutes. Chocolate will swirl through frosting when spread on cake.

Lemon Frosting: Gently stir in 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest.

Maple Frosting: Substitute 1/2 to 1 teaspoon maple extract for vanilla.

Nutrition Facts (2 tablespoons)

Calories: 30

Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 20mg

Carbohydrates: 8g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: <1g

Recipe #11483©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This is my favorite frosting for fresh coconut cake.

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