Seven Minute Frosting

Seven Minute Frosting

My Aunt Sara has always been an excellent baker. Her kids always had the prettiest homemade birthday cakes when we were growing up. The cakes that mama made for John and me were equally delicious, but that’s not what stood out to me as a kid.

On a recent visit with Aunt Sara, I left with a box full of goodies. I left her house with cake decorating tools, cookbooks, and a variety of cake pans, cupcake papers, and decorations and a few handwritten recipes. One of the recipes that she shared with me was this super easy Seven Minute Frosting that her daughter-in-law gave her.

I used the Seven Minute Frosting on a chocolate cake that I recently made for a baby shower. It turned out beautiful and delicious. My cousin, who happened to be the honoree, compared it to the hostess cupcakes that she has been craving!


Seven Minute Frosting
  • ½ c. granulated sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 7-oz. jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  1. Combine sugar, eggs whites, and water in a double boiler. Beat with a electric hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
  2. Add the marshmallow creme and vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. Frost 3-layer cake with frosting.


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