Seven-Minute Frosting

Preparation info
  • Yield: About

    2 Cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1987

  • About


  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons hot water
  • 1


  • Put the sugar and water into a saucepan and cover. Bring to the boil and cook until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Put the egg white into the bowl of an electric mixer. Add the salt and cream of tartar and start beating on high speed while gradually adding the syrup. Beat 4 or 5 minutes, or until the frosting is spreadable. Beat in the vanilla.