Super 7 Minute Frosting

by zesty on August 25, 2010 · 13 comments

Hollar! How goes your Wednesday? Mine seems to be trucking along as well as it could for a work week hump day. As I thought last night what I could share with you today – it took me all of 30 seconds as I knew I wanted to share this fabulous frosting recipe. Super easy, very quick and oh my god – so good!

Ideally this is meant for cakes, cupcakes or dessert like recipes but I am pretty sure you could rub this on your old car bumper and it would be just fine!  You have to try this for your next baking expedition.  It is an old classic and very similar to my “famous” ( in my own mind) How to make boiled icing post but with a slight variation.


  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Tsp. Cream of tarter
  • 1/8 Tsp. Salt
  • 2 Unbeaten egg whites
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla


  1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a gentle boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  2. Very slowly add the above sugar mixture to the unbeaten egg whites in a mixing bowl, beating constantly with an electric mixer until peaks form.
  3. Beat in vanilla during the peak forming process.
  4. Once stiff set aside and prepare to ice whatever you like.
  5. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: You want to beat it long enough to form the peaks and create the stiff texture to ensure it “STICKS” to the cake.  You may want to use a timer if this is your first time and or nervous of making a mistake.

Help Zesty…. Help The Students

Remember back to my Turkey and Blueberry post from Monday, I mentioned that I had a fun announcement and idea that you could participate in and share.

For the month of September, I want to create a series of posts that share “fun, simple, healthy and cost saving meal ideas”.  A slight variation on the idea is that if I have enough participation I will post every day of the month or at least the weekdays.  So here is where the fun comes in – I am asking all the readers whether you have a blog or not to send me a recipe with a picture that fits the topic and I will post it and link back to your blog or give credit however you would like.

Sound fun?  I think so.  I committed to my niece that I would “Get Zesty” and share some simple ideas to get them through the dinner time on their own.  To join in and help students all over the world – just pop me an email and submit your recipe/idea and I will take it from there.  I would like to thank everyone in advance for taking the time to help.

Have a super Wednesday and I will touch base with you on Friday with something else yummy to eat and an update on the “Help the Students” idea.

Take care


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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rachel (Two Healthy Plates)

I’ve never tried to make an icing like this but you make it look simple – it’s looks so fluffy!

I took a cake decorating class last summer and my skills are in need of tune up – maybe I can start with this icing!


2 Pearl Lee

wow! i’ve never really made icing before (fam is not a big fan of iced desserts), but this looks simple and fun!


3 Jenny Flake

Frosting looks awesome! Just sent you an email with a recipe for me for your September event. Very cool!!


4 Sues

Oof that icing looks SO good!!I’d want to just eat it with a spoon :) And I love white frostings with brightly colored sprinkles :)


5 Lauren at KeepItSweet

great idea for your Sepember recipe posts!


6 Leigh

as a recent graduate, i LOVE your september ideas. i spent three years eating pretty much exclusively perogies, chicken quesedillas, and caeser salad, till i got a job at a restaurant and ate only there…so your recipes are badly needed!


7 Courtney

Being a novice frosting maker, how long would you suggest I set the timer for when I am beating?


8 ZestyCook

I would say 2-3 minutes and watch for the change in consistency… it will become stiffer and stick to the beaters and form peaks.


9 Courtney

Thanks you Sir!


10 izza

hi! is there a substitute for cream of tartar? :)


11 Laura

Thanks so much for this recipe! I made this today to cover my daughter’s birthday cake. The English relatives had never tried this kind of icing before, and they loved it.

Will be making it again.


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