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Quick Vanilla Frosting Recipe

Quick Vanilla Frosting

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"This recipe is at least 90 years old, my grandmother says they used it a lot during the depression. Also, you can substitute lemon. almond or whatever for the vanilla if you're so inclined, but I like vanilla the best. It's also fat free."

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings


  1. In a bowl combine the egg whites, corn syrup, and vanilla beat on high speed of an electric mixer for about 6 to 7 minutes. The longer you beat it the stiffer it gets. So if you like a stiff frosting continue beating a little longer.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 20, 2003

This is great when you want to make quick cup cakes for kids, and do not have frosting. I use it as a base. Add whip cream and/or butter for creamier texture. I like to add food coloring and fresh fruit (smashed) or fruit juice for variety. Spinkles are a hit with any kid.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 08, 2003

WARNING!!! This recipe actually makes marshmallow fluff, NOT vanilla frosting.


67 Ratings

Nov 21, 2004

UGH, this was horrible. Did not even taste like frosting for a cake. Thankfully, I decided to test it before serving it to my family on Thanksgiving.

Nov 24, 2007

It didn't stay a thick frosting all day and it soked in to my cake. It wasn't over poweringly sweet, which i liked. But it just fizzed out after a while.

Jan 10, 2007

This recipe is almost the same as my grandmother's recipe from the depression days.(Note to everyone it is a recipe used in the days when money wasn't plentiful and neither were the ingredients you had to cook with.) We add some sugar and a bit more vanilla. For those who can appreciate an old recipe from the "good ole' days" I rate this one 5 stars.

Apr 22, 2010

I really wanted this one to work for me but it just wouldn't get thicker! I ended up beating it for ten minutes and it just did not work for me, it was extremely liquidy.

Dec 11, 2008


Nov 21, 2006

This was okay if you like marshmallows. But I couldn't really taste it on the cupcakes I made.


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  • Calories
  • 61 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 8 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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