Old-fashioned 7 Minute Frosting Recipe

Old-fashioned 7 Minute Frosting Recipe

Old fashioned 7 Minute Frosting that tastes like marshmallow cream. A light and fluffy frosting for just about any cake!

What is your favorite frosting? Does the type of frosting you use depend on what cake you make? I’m a white cake white frosting girl at heart. I won’t turn down any slice of cake, but white cake gets me every single time.

We’re sharing a vintage recipe that is all throughout my grandma’s old cookbooks…7 Minute Frosting. The total time may be a little more than 7 minutes, but the name is intriguing. And the texture and taste

What you’ll need.

This frosting is made over the stovetop, so you’ll need either a double boiler, or a heat safe glass mixing bowl that can sit on top of a saucepan. You’ll boil water in the bottom pan and whip the frosting in the top. This method helps the eggs cook to a safe temperature through indirect heat.

Prep Time: 5 minutes 

Cook Time: 10 minutes 

Servings: 15

INGREDIENTS For Old-fashioned 7 Minute Frosting Recipe 

⭐2 large egg whites unbeaten

⭐1 ½ cups granulated sugar

⭐⅓ cup cold water

⭐¼ teaspoon cream of tartar or 1 teaspoon corn syrup

⭐1 teaspoon vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS For Old-fashioned 7 Minute Frosting Recipe

⭐Combine the egg whites, sugar, water and cream of tartar in the top of a double boiler. Mix thoroughly.

⭐Simmer 2″ of water in the bottom of a double boiler of medium heat. Place the

⭐The calories shown are based on the recipe frosting a cake that serves 15, with 1 serving the frosting for one slice of cake (about 1/3 cup). Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you store 7 minute frosting?

This frosting is safe to store at room temperature for one day. Anytime after that and you should refrigerate it.

What cake is this frosting good on?

This traditional frosting is great for birthdays on a birthday cake. It’s also good on layer cake such as chocolate cake,

How long does this frosting last?

This frosting does not have a long life. It is best if used on a cake right away and served within the first 24 hours.

Can you freeze 7 minute frosting?

We haven’t had consistent results with freezing, so we don’t recommend freezing this frosting.

Can you pipe this frosting?

This frosting can stand up to large swirls, but not intricate designs.

Can you torch seven minute frosting?

Yes! Because this is a marshmallow fluff, meringue style recipe, you can use a kitchen torch to give it a beautiful golden brown color.


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 15mg | Sugar: 20g

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