Pillowy, fluffy, light frosting that goes well with any cake and holds its shape on cupcakes! Simple ingredients. Old-fashioned is always best; tried and true! Add food coloring for more festive frosting.

Anne

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, blend egg whites and salt together in a bowl on medium speed until soft peaks form.

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  • Meanwhile, bring corn syrup to a boil in a saucepan; add marshmallows and stir until melted.

  • Raise mixer speed to high. Very carefully, pour the hot syrup in a steady stream between the side of the mixing bowl and the moving beater. Beat until mixture is cool enough to touch; mix in vanilla extract. Makes enough to frost a 9x13-inch cake or an 8-inch layer cake.

Editor's Note:

This recipe contains raw egg. It uses the technique of an Italian meringue, however; the hot sugar syrup should raise the temperature of the mixture enough to pasteurize the egg whites. If you are concerned, you may use pasteurized egg whites instead.

Nutrition Facts

123 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 31.5g; sodium 51.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2017
I absolutely loved this recipe and will be making it again! So simple and easy to make. I followed the recipe to the point. It makes so much that my son in law said "Don't throw away any of it. Just make something else." Read More
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  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2017
I absolutely loved this recipe and will be making it again! So simple and easy to make. I followed the recipe to the point. It makes so much that my son in law said "Don't throw away any of it. Just make something else." Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2017
I had looked and looked for a recipe that tasted like my mother’s 7-minute frosting. This was it!! I made our family’s Peppermint Cake and was so proud of it. My Grandmother and mother would be proud. Thanks, it is my new favorite!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2016
Very light texture and taste. Best not to double, I learned the hard way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2020
I was looking for a marshmallow icing for s’mores cupcakes. This was perfect! It’s not a decorators frosting and can’t be piped but we dipped the tops and they looked very cute. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2021
I made this for angel food cake. It turned out great. It makes a lot of frosting. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2017
This frosting was like a marshmallow satin cloud and tasted very good! I put the egg whites together with the corn syrup and salt in a saucepan and mixed with a mixer until the soft peaks formed using low to medium heat. Be careful the cord for the mixer doesn't get near the burner. Remove from heat then added 7 oz. of marshmallow cream and vanilla and continued beating on high until mixed. Everyone loved it! Read More
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