Seven-Minute Frosting

Submitted By: Paula Odom


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons white corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring


Lightly beat egg whites in a glass bowl. Mix sugar, water, and syrup in a saucepan. Heat to a rolling boil for seven minutes, then gradually add to beaten egg whites. Continue to beat until thickened. Mix in vanilla. Frost your favorite cake.
“This recipe belongs to my mother, Nelda Pitts. During the holidays, we always enjoy this icing on her jam cake. We hope someone else will enjoy it, too.”