Classic Seven Minute Cake Frosting

Here is the wonderful, fluffy frosting that reminds me of marshmallows. I use this on my Mocha Spice Cake (see video) but you can use it on any cake. It makes a generous amount for filling and covering a 2-layer cake...and enough to lick the bowl! You will need to use a double-boiler to cook the frosting, but a heavy bowl set over a pan of water will work as well.


Egg whites 2 Large
Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Light corn syrup 2 Teaspoon
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon



1. In a saucepan, add and combine the egg whites, sugar, salt, water and light corn syrup.

2. In another pan or double boiler, boil about 2 cups of water and place the saucepan over it. Start beating the mixture with an electric mixer for 7 minutes or until the egg whites are thick.

3. Add vanilla extract and continue beating for another 2 minutes until the mixture is of spreading consistency.


4. Use this frosting for cakes or cup cakes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 154Calories from Fat 0

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 0 g0%

Saturated Fat 0 g0%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 255.1 mg10.63%

Total Carbohydrates 39 g12.9%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 37.9 g

Protein 1 g1.6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium 0.1% Iron 0.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet