Seven-Minute Frosting

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Marg CaymanDesigns

This is the icing I use on my Old Fashioned Coconut Cake.

Top Review by ColCadsMom

Perfect recipe for perfect frosting! I used 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 teaspoon coconut extract since I was making coconut cake (used recipe#69630). I also added 1 Tablespoon of light corn syrup to the mixture, just because my Mom always did. But she boiled her ingredients using a candy thermometer, and then beat the ingredients after. This recipe yeilds the PERFECT fluffy creamy marshmallow-y frosting, that sets up to the EXACT consistency. Thank you posting such a WONDERFUL frosting recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the sugar, cream of tartar, salt, egg whites, and water in a large mixing bowl or double boiler of at least a 2-quart capacity.
  2. Set over simmering, not boiling, water over moderate heat.
  3. Beat with a hand electric mixer at high speed for about 5 to 7 minutes, until the frosting stands in definite peaks when the beater is lifted.
  4. Remove from the water and continue beating for several minutes, until the frosting has cooled and no longer feels hot to your finger, and stands in soft, smooth, billowy peaks.
  5. Beat in the vanilla.
  6. You will have enough to generously fill and frost an 8 or 9 inch two-layer cake or a 9 or 10 inch tube cake.

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