Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 7 mins

My mother's 7 minute frosting recipe is foolproof, easy...looks and tastes delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix sugar, cream of tartar, vanilla and egg whites.
  2. Add boiling water.
  3. Beat on high til mixture forms peaks (like meringue) approx 5-7 minutes.
Most Helpful

I loved this recipe Northen Reflectionz. It was quick and easy to make. Best of all I didn't have to stand over a hot stove for 7 minutes while beating, like my mom use too, all I did was place everything in the Kitchen Aid and away we went...I did beat it for 9 minutes to get the texture I was looking for. Awesome recipe, it tasted fantastic, was light and fluffy with great flavor. Thanks for sharing this outstanding recipe, which I will make again.

Baby Kato April 17, 2012

I LOVE this recipe!! I have been making 7 minute frosting on the stove for years. Even though it is one of my favorite frostings, it can be a real pain to make. I tried this recipe and it worked beautifully the first time! Since it doesn't require cooking, I could use my stand mixer. That freed me up to do other things, and in 7 minutes the frosting was perfect! Thank you sooo much for sharing - I will never COOK 7 minute frosting again!

suzanne.maloney November 05, 2013

This recipe failed completely. I don't know what I did wrong. I don't think I will use this again.

Meemei December 02, 2010