7 Minute Frosting is light and fluffy and has the perfect bright white color. This meringue-like frosting will practically melt in your mouth and it takes less than 10 minutes to make.
We love recipes that honor how grandma used to make them, and 7 minute frosting is one such recipe. This traditional frosting recipe may be a bit different from any other you’ve made, due to the fact that it is cooked! Have no fear, we’re here to walk you through this process. While cooked frosting may be a first for you, it certainly is not difficult to make, and we know you will love this frosting reminiscent of marshmallow fluff!
How can I make 7 Minute Frosting without a double boiler?
While a double boiler is nice, it is not necessary. You can instead use a small saucepan with simmering water and a metal or glass bowl on top.
You will need to separate your yolks from the whites. This recipe calls for egg whites only, and any small amount of yolk can inhibit the ability for stiff peaks to form, so you will want to be careful. Egg whites at room temperature will whip faster, but you can always use your eggs straight out of the fridge.
There are certain recipes that substitutes simply will not do, and unfortunately this is one such recipe. You will need to use real egg whites and follow all other ingredients and instructions carefully.
How much frosting does this recipe make?
This recipe makes approximately 4 cups of frosting. How much frosting you will need for your cake depends entirely on how you intend to frost it. Nutrition facts included with the recipe are calculated based on the entire 4 cups.
Due to the egg whites in this recipe, you will need to store the cake or cupcakes frosted with it, and any leftover frosting in the fridge. It should last in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other delicious frosting and pastry cream recipes:
- Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting
- Perfect Cream Cheese Frosting
- Perfect Buttercream Frosting
- Perfect Pastry Cream
Watch the video below where Rachel will walk you through every step of this recipe. Sometimes it helps to have a visual, and we’ve always got you covered with our cooking show. You can find the complete collection of recipes on YouTube, Facebook Watch, or our Facebook Page, or right here on our website with their corresponding recipes.
I have been looking for this icing recipe for years. My mother used to make an angel food cake baking sprinkles into it and topping it with this icing for my birthdays when I was a child. The recipe was not in her recipe box which I got when she passed away. I am 72 years old and cried when I tasted this. So many good memories!
My mom always made Angel Food cake and 7minute frosting for all my birthdays too and I am 66. I miss my mom….
Sending this to my son…
No butter or oil?
I have a tried at least a dozen different frosting recipes with zero luck. I had almost given up on making my own frosting when I saw this video. I’m so glad I ran into it, it’s an absolute winner! It was the perfect frosting recipe I had long searched for: quick and easy to make and sooo delicious!!
And while browsing your website for recipes for the left over egg yolks, I ran into the most amazing Creme Brûlée recipe which I have also reviewed.
You’re an amazing chef, thanks for sharing your gift with us!