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Seven Minute Frosting

7-Minute Frosting

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 7-minute-frosting, seven-minute-frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 192kcal


  • 3 large egg whites
  • cup cold water
  • 1 ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp light corn syrup
  • ¼ tsp cream of tarter
  • tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • In a large 4-6 quart stainless steel bowl, whisk together egg whites, water, sugar, corn syrup, cream of tarter and salt until smooth.
  • Place over a pot of simmering water. Do not let the water touch the bottom of the bowl.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat on medium-high speed for 5-7 minutes or until frosting is smooth and soft peaks form.
  • Remove bowl from heat, add vanilla. Continue to beat for an additional 2 minutes or until light and billowy.
  • Use immediately to frost one 8 or 9 inch layer cake.


  • Keep a damp cloth over mixing bowl to prevent drying out while frosting cake.
  • This recipe will easily double.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 29mg | Sugar: 47g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg