Old fashioned 7 Minute Frosting




1+1/2 cups sugar

1/3 cup cold water

2 egg whites

A pinch of salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar



– In a medium glass bowl, mix sugar, cold water, cream of tartar, egg whites, and salt.

– Place a puddle of water to simmer on the burner. Beat the egg mixture at low speed for 30 seconds using an electric mixer.

– Place the bowl on the saucepan of a double boiler, bathed high until rigid and light for up to seven minutes.

– Remove from heat, add vanilla extract, and mix for an additional 2 minutes until well integrated.

– The frosting sets rapidly, so use it immediately.


Note: To frost a layer cake, double the recipe. No need to make two batches; just double and make it all at once.

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