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.
Keyword: 7 Minute Frosting
4large egg whites
1 1/4cupsgranulated sugar
1/4teaspooncream of tartar
Make a double boiler by choosing a heat-safe metal or glass mixing bowl that can sit on top of a saucepan. Place 2 inches of water in the bottom of the saucepan. The bottom of the bowl should not touch the water, but hover above, being cradled by the saucepan. Bring the water in the saucepan to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium or medium-low and leave it at a simmer.
Meanwhile, set the heat-safe mixing bowl on the counter. Add in egg whites, sugar, water, salt, and cream of tarter.
Place the bowl over the simmering water. Use a hand mixer (or whisking vigorously by hand) to beat the egg mixture for 7 minutes over the double boiler.
After 7 minutes, carefully remove the mixing bowl from the saucepan and place on the counter. Add in vanilla extract and beat with the hand mixer for 1 to 2 minutes more, until frosting has stiff peaks that hold their shape. Use to frost any completely cooled cake or cupcake.