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Seven Minute Frosting II

Seven Minute Frosting II

  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    7 m
  • Ready In

    12 m
Debi

Debi

This classic frosting is beaten for seven minutes in a double boiler. Due to its marshmallow-like consistency, be sure your cake is completely cooled before you frost it.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 99 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.9g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 11 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In the top of a double boiler, combine the sugar, egg whites, corn syrup, water and vanilla. Place over boiling water and beat with an electric mixer on high speed for 7 minutes, or until frosting forms peaks when beaters are raised. Remove from heat. Use immediately to frost a cooled cake.
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Reviews

boopa
58

boopa

7/4/2008

I love the frosting and when my children were young, I always made this frosting.However, the last two times i made the frosting the sugar did not dissolve all the way and it tasted like grains or sugar. What did I do wrong? Thanks

cindy f
53

cindy f

6/26/2007

I made this to frost a devil's food cake and it was wonderful. You have to work fairly fast while frosting your cake as it starts to set up (crust) a bit, so be sure to smooth the sides and top the way you want them because you can't really go back and do it again after a few short minutes like you can with buttercream. It was a nice light frosting and was wonderful with the deep chocolate cake, although it could be a little less sweet. Next time I will try to add a bit less sugar and see what happens. Also, I did not have graininess the next day as some other recipes of this type have suggested. All in all this one is a keeper. Thank you!

jackiew
39

jackiew

9/8/2009

I made this frosting over the weekend, and saw other comments on other sites that address the "grainy" issue some are having. The advice given on those is...don't let the boiling water touch the bottom of the pot in which you are mixing the frosting. Keep the water to a low simmer so that the water doesn't touch the top pot. If it touches, the frosting gets grainy. Hope this helps! I simmered the water and it turned out great.

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