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Catholic Recipe: Seven Minute Frosting


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons cold water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1 1/4 vanilla extract


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Difficulty: • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:11+



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Also Called: Seven Minute Icing

This is a fluffy white icing that never fails.


Place in the top of a double boiler and beat until thoroughly blended egg whites, sugar, cold water, cream of tartar, and light corn syrup. Put these ingredients over rapidly boiling water. Beat constantly with a rotary beater or with a wire whisk for 7 minutes. Remove the icing from the fire. Add vanilla and continue beating until the frosting is of the right consistency to spread.

Recipe Source: My Nameday — Come for Dessert by Helen McLoughlin, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 1962