Old Fashioned Seven Minute Frosting

A easy to make and very good frosting is:
Seven Minute Frosting

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cold water
  • 2 egg whites ( the yolks can be added to scrambled eggs)
  • 2 tsp light corn syrup of 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

The recipe calls for a double boiler, but I don't have one. I improvise by sitting a bowl over a sauce pan of boiling water and it works fine.

Combine everything but the vanilla in bowl, beat until blended with hand mixer, place over boiling water, water should not touch the bowl .

Cook about seven minutes beating constantly on high speed.

Remove from heat and add vanilla and continue beating 2-3 minutes until of spreading consistency.

This will frost a two layer 9 inch cake. Coloring can be added for special occasions, a drop of mint flavoring and green color for a St. Patricks day cake is always a hit. A creative person can think of many variations, such as sprinkling with coconut, or chopped nuts, crushed peppermint stick candy, etc. My mother always used this frosting for my Birthday cake and decorated it with the little red hot candies.



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Comments

  1. Hi, I have been looking for a good frosting recipe for a few years, but they are always grainy. I have never “cooked”frosting, have you tried this in a microwave? Thanks, love the blog

  2. Carol Cripps says:

    I make a frosting that’s pretty much identical in taste to seven minute froting. I just bring 1/2 cup of white corn syrup to boil, and while it’s heating, beat two egg whites to soft peaks. Then I pour the boiling syrup over the egg whites with the mixer still going, and beat until the frosting is of the right consistency, adding the vanilla near the end of beating when the frosting is cool. I’ve never been too confident about using the mixer over the stove, especially over boiling water, but this always works like a charm.

  3. Thank you for this great recipe! My Mom always made a 7 minute frosting for our birthday cakes. It was always so much lighter and fluffier than any frosting I’ve had since. Good memory!

  4. Gail Fisher says:

    My mom made this frosting also. When I was old enough to help, and it was for a birthday cake, I would tint the frosting light blue with food coloring.