Seven Minute Frosting II

Seven Minute Frosting II

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"This frosting takes approximately seven minutes to make."

Ingredients 17 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 39 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 39 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 40 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine sugar, water, egg whites, salt, corn syrup, and vanilla in the top of a double boiler. Beat all ingredients about one minute before placing bowl or pan over the heat.
  2. Place over rapidly boiling water; beat at high speed until the mixture forms soft peaks. (This may take longer than 7 minutes).
  3. Transfer frosting mixture to large bowl; beat until the mixture is thick and cool enough to spread.
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My 97-years old Grandmother used to make this for our birthdays when we were kids. It is so creamy and delicious! It has a marshmallow-like flavor.


With a yellow cake, the taste and texture are very nice. The icing has a mildly crispy meringue shell and adds moisture to the cake especially if kept unrefrigerated. The seven minutes the title purports is totally inaccurate. It took at LEAST 20 minutes with my hand mixer before the meringue got to the soft peak stage. As for the act of frosting, that can be a bit challenging. This icing is a bit thin for my liking. I ended up with icing all over my counter. This frosting is just not very effective for layered cakes, as it just oozes out from between the layers. This may have been avoided if allowed to completely dry before adding another layer. Try fresh berries instead. It takes quite a few (four or more) hours to completely set. I would have been building this cake for a few days had I gone by that method. The drying time (for lack of a better term) also prohibits stencils from being used effectively. To the credit of this icing, it DOES taste GREAT and contains much less fat and calories than a butter-cream type of frosting. Making this recipe is a challenging, but rewarding experience. Seven minute frosting complimented the yellow cake from King Arthur Four's Baker's Companion very nicely indeed.


YUM! So much better than canned! The texture is all marshmallowy and gooey while you spread it on the cake and then turns into a light regular frosting as it dries. I had to make sure I didn't eat too much while it was in the gooey stage. Yummy yum!