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Seven Minute Frosting Recipe

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Seven Minute Frosting Recipe Perfect for Rainbow Cake

Seven Minute Frosting Recipe Perfect for Rainbow Cake

My mother remembers my Grandma making Seven Minute Frosting all the time. A classic recipe, I wonder how such a delicious frosting recipe fell out of style? I can’t wait to try it on other cake recipes.

Although it sounds like it’s complicated, really you are just standing over the hot stove for a few minutes. Your electric mixer will do the rest!

With a glossy sheen and fluffy taste–this frosting not only tastes like marshmallows, but it looks gorgeous on a Rainbow Cake!

Classic Seven Minute Frosting Recipe Perfect for Rainbow Cake

Print Seven Minute Frosting Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes

Yield: Enough for a 3-layer cake

Seven Minute Frosting Recipe

A classic recipe! Perfect for frosting a Rainbow Cake.

It has a bright white look with a glossy finish that really complements a Rainbow Cake recipe.


  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 2/3 Cup Water
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 3Egg Whites
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract


  1. In a saucepan, combine the Sugar and Water with the Cream of Tartar.
  2. Boil the Sugar until it reaches 245*--DO NOT STIR!
  3. Place Egg Whites and a Pinch of Salt in bowl of mixer. Beat Egg Whites until Peaked.
  4. Carefully pour the hot Sugary mixture into the bowl of Egg Whites.
  5. Beat frosting on a high setting for seven minutes--now you see where the name came from?
  6. After the frosting is light and fluffy, add in the Vanilla Extract.
  7. Frost on cooled cake.
  8. Slowly pour the sugar syrup into the egg whites. I mean slowly, this sugar mixture is 245 degrees, you do not want it to splash.
  9. Beat the frosting on high speed for about 7 minutes (hence the name seven minute frosting) or until the sides of the bowl cool down.
  10. The frosting will be light and fluffy.
  11. Add the vanilla extract.


A classic recipe that comes from who knows where?

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