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Seven-Minute Frosting

Seven-Minute Frosting
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Yield: two 9-inch layers or for 24 cupcakes


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • few grains of salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Beat together the egg whites, sugar, salt, water, and corn syrup in the top of a double boiler; place over boiling water and continue beating with a rotary beater -- electric if you have one -- for 4-7 minutes or until the frosting thickens and holds its shape when dropped from the beater. Remove from the stove, add the vanilla, and continue beating until thick enough to spread.

Fluffy Marshmallow Frosting

Beat 1 cup diced marshmallows into the frosting before spreading on the cake.

Coconut Frosting

Put layers together and cover the cake with Seven-Minute frosting. Sprinkle it at once with 1-1/2 cups shredded coconut.

Peppermint Frosting

Instead of the vanilla add a few drops of oil of peppermint to the frosting.

Orange Frosting

Substitute 1 teaspoon orange extract for 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Lemon Frosting

Substitute 1 teaspoon lemon extract for 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Updated Thursday, August 16th, 2007

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