Fluffy Seven-Minute Frosting

Fluffy Seven-Minute Frosting

"This light-as-a-cloud frosting is much like a meringue. Try it over chocolate, white, yellow or angel food cake. for an added garnish, sprinkle the top and sides of the frosted cake with coconut."
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15 m servings
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  1. In a saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Boil for 3-4 minutes or until a candy thermometer reads 242 degrees F (firm-ball stage). Meanwhile, beat egg whites and cream of tartar in a mixing bowl until foamy. Slowly pour in hot sugar mixture; continue to beat on high for 7 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla. Continue beating until frosting reaches desired consistency, about 2 minutes.

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This is the best fluffy frosting I have used in 53 years of cooking...This is the 3rd time I have made it and it turned out perfect...I did take the advice of adding the 2 Tbls. white corn syrup...

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I tried to make this frosting today. I tried 3 times! It burned the first time, it turned into sugar crystals the second time, and the third time I just stopped the cooking at a soft ball stage....

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This is the best fluffy frosting I have used in 53 years of cooking...This is the 3rd time I have made it and it turned out perfect...I did take the advice of adding the 2 Tbls. white corn syrup...

This is the second recipe I've tried for seven minute frosting. The first recipe turned out grainy, but this recipe was perfect and easy. I ended up eating all of the extra frosting plain...it w...

I just made this frosting for the second time. This is the BEST seven minute recipe I've tried. And as a tip ..be sure and use a candy thermometer. Turned out perfect. This frosting is best w...

Added 2 Tablespoons of corn syrup as suggested by other reviewers & this frosting was THE BOMB! Fluffy & yummy without being too sweet. The only change I'll make next time is to cook a bit longe...

added 2 talbespoons of cornsyrup turned out great

Excellent! Super easy and so yummy. Just the right about of sweetness. I didn't have a thermometer, so I used a glass of ice cold water to test when the sugar/water syrup was ready. Frosting...

This was much easier than I thought it would be - I have never made 7-min frosting before and this turned out easy and tasty. It was VERY sticky however, and was a bit too loose to pipe, but go...

I have loved seven-minute icing since I was a little girl but I remember my nana making it by mixing while it was on the stove. That made me very nervous so I never tried. Then, I found a reci...

This is just like my mom's receipe she made it for 30 years and we called it Fluffy Icing. My mom added the cornsyrup and a dash of salt to the sugar and water mixture. Also she would add food ...

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