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Seven Minute Frosting - I show you how to make seven minute frosting! It's a super easy frosting recipe which will give a retro feel to any cake! - www.cupofzest.com

How to Make Seven Minute Frosting

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Author: Michelle Ferrand
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • cup water
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Optional: vanilla extract or other extracts to taste


  • Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil.
  • Using an electric hand mixer, beat egg whites, sugar, water, corn syrup, and cream of tartar in a large glass or metal bowl to thoroughly combine.
  • Place the bowl onto of the pot of boiling water and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form, about 7 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, beat in optional flavorings to taste (start with no more than ½ teaspoon), and use immediately.
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This recipe makes enough frosting for one 3-layer cake.