Seven-Minute Frosting

Preparation info
  • Makes

    4 cups

    • Difficulty


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By James Peterson

Published 2009

  • About

This frosting is made by heating egg whites with sugar and corn syrup and then beating the mixture. It is nearly identical to Italian meringue in appearance and flavor, but unlike Italian meringue, it doesn’t require soft ball-stage sugar syrup.


  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup<


Combine the egg whites, sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla extract in a bowl and place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir with a whisk until the bottom of the bowl is too hot to hold your hand against when you lift it out of the saucepan.

Beat on high speed with a stand mixer for about 10 minutes or with a handheld mixer for about 20 minutes, or until the mixture is very stif