Tested till perfect Seven-Minute Frosting

Seven-Minute Frosting

With a satiny white finish, this fluffy frosting is also dairy free. Or try Cupcakes with Toasted Seven-Minute Frosting (variation below).

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: May 2009

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 26 ratings.
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  • Portion size 3 cups (750 mL), enough for 12 cupcakes


  • 2/3 cup 2/3cupgranulated sugar
  • 2 2egg whiteegg whites
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspcream of tartar
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspvanilla
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In heatproof bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup (50 mL) water, sugar, egg whites, cream of tartar and salt.

Set bowl over saucepan of simmering water; beat constantly until mixture holds stiff peaks, 5 to 7 minutes.

Remove from saucepan. Beat until frosting is cooled, about 2 minutes. Beat in vanilla.

Additional information : Variation
Cupcakes with Toasted Seven-Minute Frosting: Using piping bag fitted with plain tip, pipe frosting over 12 baked cupcakes. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp (25 mL) finely chopped chocolate.

Broil cupcakes on baking sheet until frosting is golden, turning baking sheet twice, 30 to 60 seconds.

Nutritional Information Per cupcake: about

cal 46 pro 1g total fat 0g sat. fat 0g
carb 11g fibre 0g chol 0mg sodium 9mg
potassium 18mg
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