Fluffy 7 Minute Frosting

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 12 mins
  • Serves: 12,Yield: 1frosted two layer cake
  • About This Recipe

    “This was my absolute favorite frosting when I was growing up. It is so light, fluffy and fat-free too.”

    Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cupssugar
  • 1/4 cupwater
  • 2egg whites
  • 2tablespoonslight corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoonsalt
  • 1teaspoonvanilla
  • Directions

  • Combine sugar, water, egg whites, corn syrup, and salt in the top of a double boiler; blend.
  • Place over simmering water.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the mixture constantly at high speed for 7 minutes or until the mixture triples in volume and holds firm peaks.
  • Remove from heat; beat in vanilla.
  • Spread on cooled 2 layer cake.
  • Reviews

  • “Without a doubt, the most beautiful frosting I’ve ever made. The consistency is so fluffy it smooths out all my sloppy knife strokes and looks like something out of a magazine! I had to cook/whip mine for about 15 minutes (maybe a few more actually) so it had me worried for a few minutes there. Came out beautifully, though. It’s not as sweet as some other recipes, but it has a lovely flavor, and everyone raved about it. Again, it’s stunningly beautiful–shiny, satiny finish. Will definitely make again.”

  • “I love this frosting!I still had sugar undissolved after it was beat for 10 minutes, this is probably due to the bowl I had this in.Put this on my son’s 1st birthday cupcakes and had more than enough.Thanks!”

  • “YUMMY! Thanks for the great recipe.DELICIOUS!”

  • “OK, this frosting is really, really good!!I used the vanilla extract this time and loved it.I did save some extra (leftover) icing and added almond extract to see if I would like it, and it was wonderful too!!I’m going to try it on my next vanilla cake!Thanks for posting.”

  • “I have never tried an icing anything like this.I wish I had found it earlier.I used it to decorate Recipe #209764 and it was perfect.Not too sweet, not to bland.Thanks Caryn for a great recipe!”

  • “This frosting is wonderful.I was looking for an easy recipe for frosting to finish my daughter’s b-day cake and came across this one.It was very easy and I had all the ingredients around the house.It is great!Try this, you won’t be dissapointed!!”

  • “This is my ALL TIME favorite icing. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. I haven’t made it in years but decided I wanted to have it for Easter Dinner. I LOVE it on recipe #12591 (my favorite cake)… ymmmmmm”

  • “I can’t figure out what I did wrong because I followed the recipe (except for halving the ingredients). It never set up for me, never thickened so it was no where near forming stiff peaks. I beat it and beat it but it never happened.I kept it up for at least 15 minutes. I had to throw it out. I’m not giving any stars so I don’t affect that current rating but it didn’t work at all. Maybe you can’t halve the recipe.”

  • “My oh my! It was my beloved birthday cake frosting from childhood and is just like the one my mom used to make from a mix that is no longer available. Forget any other 7-minute frosting recipe, this one is just perfect. (And despite the fact it’s cooked, it is worth the effort! I tried the other posted no-cook recipe and threw it out before I put it on the cake – it just didn’t do my cake justice.)”

  • “Absolutly delicious!I will be using this one a lot.”

  • “This was easy to make and resulted in a stiff, satiny, frosting that looked beautifull on my cupcakes.After adding the vanilla, I stirred in some food color. And added sprinkles after frosting my cupcakes, there was more than enough frosting for 18 cupcakes”

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