Rating: 4 stars
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 4
  • 19 Ratings

For the creamiest, fat-free frosting, turn to our simple Seven-Minute Frosting. This easy frosting recipe uses whipped egg whites to score its fluffy texture. Use it to top homemade baking recipes cooked in a 10-inch tube pan or two 9-inch rounds.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

25 mins
4 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In the top of a double boiler combine sugar, cold water, egg whites, and cream of tartar or corn syrup. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds.

  • Place over boiling water (upper pan should not touch water). Cook, beating constantly with the electric mixer on high speed, about 7 minutes or until frosting forms stiff peaks. Remove from the heat; add vanilla. Beat 2 to 3 minutes more or until frosting reaches spreading consistency. This frosts the tops and sides of two 8- or 9-inch cake layers or one 10-inch tube cake. Store frosted cake in the refrigerator and serve the same day it is made. Makes 4 cups.

Nutrition Facts

97 calories; carbohydrates 24g; sugars 23g; protein 1g; sodium 10mg; potassium 19mg.