7-Minute Frosting

Total Time:
12 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
7 min

Yield:
Frosting for 1 layer cake or approximately 8 to 12 cup cakes
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar or 1 tablespoon white corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Directions

Place sugar, cream of tartar or corn syrup, salt, water, and egg whites in the top of a double boiler. Beat with a handheld electric mixer for 1 minute. Place pan over boiling water, being sure that boiling water does not touch the bottom of the top pan. (If this happens, it could cause your frosting to become grainy). Beat constantly on high speed with electric mixer for 7 minutes. Beat in vanilla.


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This is a very neutral-tasting frosting, which in some situations is good. It's not decadent, and I don't recommend it on cupcakes. It was very easy, though, if you know how to make a double boiler. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy!! It was a bit messy, but the frosting came out perfect! I had enough frosting for 24 normal size cupcakes coated with an inch of frosting. Was great on homemade dark chocolate cake!. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe. Next time I'm going to use a coffee grinder to powder the sugar so it is easier to dissolve. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Unbelievable how incredibly easy this recipe is! And the results are out of this world good. It turns a run of the mill sheet cake into something divine. You have to try it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
ABSOLUTELY DIVINE! Mama is 7 months pregnant and craving a lot of sweets! Our family of 6 has never tried anything like this. Thanks again Mrs Paula for another hit! Like I always say you can't go wrong with a Paula Deen recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
For 7 minute frosting/marshmallow fluff frosting/fluffy white frosting, this is the best recipe out there. I, personally, am not a huge fan of this type of frosting; but my husband is, and this one is his favorite. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe is good, and the result is tasty, but when I followed the directions, I didn't get frosting... I got marshmallow fluff item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic. Nice and moist. Next time I think I'll use coconut extract instead of vanilla. Very easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the way I remember it tasting when I was a kid! It takes me back! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am having some trouble, it don't seem like it is thick enough, it is kinda running. Will it thicken as it cools? item not reviewed by moderator and published
At on time they had a recipe on the powder sugar box. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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