Seven Minute Frosting

Another super homemade frosting is this recipe for seven minute frosting.

This fluffy white frosting recipe is great as a birthday cake frosting on an angel food cake, especially if sprinkled with coconut, which makes it into a very festive looking cake.

It is an easy frosting recipe for 7 minute frosting, which is made in the top of a double boiler. An electric mixer is handy for this recipe, but it can also be made using a hand egg beater.


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  • Combine all ingredients well, except vanilla, in top of double boiler.
  • Place over pot with boiling water.
  • Beat about seven minutes or until frosting has thickened and holds peaks.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Beat in vanilla.
  • Keep beating until mixture has cooled.
  • Spread over sides and top of cake.

  • Optional, sprinkle with coconut.

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