Old Fashioned 7-Minute Frosting

Just whipped up this heavenly Old Fashioned 7-Minute Frosting with a marshmallow cream twist! 🍰✨ Perfect for any cake!


  • 1+1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 2 egg whites
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar


– In a medium glass bowl, mix sugar, cold water, cream of tartar, egg whites, and salt.
– Place a puddle of water to simmer on the burner. Beat the egg mixture at low speed for 30 seconds using an electric mixer.
– Place the bowl on the saucepan of a double boiler, bathed high until rigid and light for up to seven minutes.
– Remove from heat, add vanilla extract, and mix for an additional 2 minutes until well integrated.
– The frosting sets rapidly, so use it immediately.

Note: To frost a layer cake, double the recipe. No need to make two batches; just double and make it all at once.


Can I prepare the Old Fashioned 7-Minute Frosting in advance?

Yes, you can make the frosting ahead of time, but it’s essential to use it immediately after preparation for the best results. The texture may change if stored for an extended period.

Can I use this frosting on cupcakes or cookies?

Certainly! This versatile frosting is suitable for various desserts, including cupcakes and cookies. Ensure they are fully cooled before applying the frosting for optimal results.

Is there a substitute for cream of tartar in this recipe?

If you don’t have cream of tartar, you can substitute it with an equal amount of white vinegar or lemon juice. Keep in mind that these alternatives might slightly alter the flavor, so choose based on your preference.

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