7-minute frosting recipe

7-minute Frosting Recipe

How to make 7-minute frosting for a baby shower?

This fat-free frosting is gloriously sweet and sticky. Because of its texture, we don’t recommend it for complex cake decorating. Works best simply as a spread on frosting.


Frost your cake with this suds-like frosting at our baby bath shower or make it cloud-like for our moon and stars shower.

7-minute frosting

7-minute frosting recipe


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Prepare a double boiler (Place a smaller saucepan inside a larger pan that contains water.
  2. Make sure the water doesn't flow over into the smaller pan.)
  3. Combine all ingredients except vanilla in top of double boiler.
  4. Over high heat, cook until the water in the bottom of double boiler starts to boil.
  5. As water heats, start beating egg white mixture on high speed with an electric mixer.
  6. Continue to beat for about 7 minutes, or until mixture forms stiff peaks. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract.
  7. Beat for an additional 2 minutes.