Seven-Minute Frosting
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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
cups
5 min
PREP TIME
15 min
TOTAL TIME

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

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs (whites only)

1 teaspoon vanilla

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine all ingredients except vanilla in top of double boiler.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    Continue beating 2 minutes or until frosting holds deep swirls.

Tip #1

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

30Calories
0Fat (mg)
0Cholesterol (mg)
20Sodium (mg)
8Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
<1Protein (g)

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  May 20, 2014

This is my favorite frosting for fresh coconut cake.

— says Penny king
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