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7 Minute Frosting

My Mom’s 7-Minute Frosting

There is nothing better than celebrating birthday by devouring a slice of our Mom’s rich, chocolate cake topped with this fluffy, gooey, marshmallow-y frosting. This special cake and frosting combination has become so intertwined with family birthdays. My hope is that this special recipe will make its way into your family’s birthday celebrations too. :-)

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 205 kcal
Author: Jillee's Mom


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  1. Set a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
  2. Add the sugar, corn syrup, egg whites, and a 1/4 cup of water to the bowl.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture reaches 160 degrees.

  4. Remove the bowl from the stove and fit it into stand mixer. Set up the whisk attachment.

  5. Beat the mixture on high speed until glossy and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  6. Beat in the vanilla extract, and use immediately.
Nutrition Facts
My Mom’s 7-Minute Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205
% Daily Value*
Sodium 110mg5%
Potassium 97mg3%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 4mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.