Are you a fan of light, airy, marshmallow-like frosting that practically melts in your mouth? Then you are in for a treat. And this 7-minute frosting is going to be your new favourite.
Apart from being tasty, the best part of this frosting is that it takes only 7 minutes to prepare!
This frosting is also known as boiled frosting or fluffy white frosting. It not only adds an elegant touch but also has a cloud-like texture that melts in your mouth. This frosting is made by boiling sugar, egg whites and the rest of the ingredients in a double boiler that are needed for it. Then, it is whipped and beaten for about 7 minutes until it reaches the desired consistency. These 7 minutes give the frosting its signature cloud-like texture by incorporating enough air.
Once done, you can get creative with this frosting by frosting a cake or piping on a cupcake or chocolate brownies. It can be paired with any flavour, like classic vanilla, chocolate, pineapple or strawberry. And through this blog post, I will tell you how to make this delicious frosting, which will be one of your all-time favourites.
Why You Will Love This Recipe?
- Flavour: It has a nice vanilla flavour that is not overly sweet and overwhelming. This frosting is different from any other frosting.
- Texture: The main reason to love this 7-minute frosting is the cloudy, marshmallow-like texture. Its incredibly airy and light texture complements a wide range of desserts, and when you take a bite, it melts in your mouth.
- Easy: Although making frosting that consists of egg whites sounds tough, this frosting is easy to make with simple steps.
- Simple ingredients: It only requires a few ingredients that are kitchen staples. Making this does not require any fancy ingredients.
- Stable: This frosting is exceptionally stable since it is not made with butter or heavy cream. You can decorate any dessert with this frosting and elevate the taste.
- Dairy-free: Unlike many frostings made of butter, heavy or whipping cream, this frosting does not include any dairy products, making it an excellent option for those with lactose intolerance or dietary restrictions.
Important Ingredients Used In The Recipe
- Egg whites: The star ingredient used in this frosting is egg whites. It makes the frosting stable and gives a fluffy and marshmallow-like texture. Make sure you use fresh egg whites to make the frosting for the best result.
- Castor sugar: Castor sugar adds sweetness and gives the frosting a glossy and smooth finish.
- Cream of tartar: It is a stabilizing agent that helps the egg whites maintain stability and prevent them from collapsing during whipping. It also contributes to the glossy finish of the frosting.
- Salt: Salt enhances the overall taste of the frosting and prevents it from becoming overly sweet.
How to Make the 7-minute Frosting
Preparation: Weigh all the ingredients that are needed for making 7-minute frosting. Weigh them through a kitchen weighing scale to ensure the best result. Since it is an egg-best frosting, the quantity of sugar and egg whites matter.
Boil the ingredients: In a double boiler, add all the ingredients, including egg whites, castor sugar, cream of tartar, and salt and cook until all the sugar is dissolved. While placing the bowl above a saucepan filled with water, make sure that the bowl does not touch the water, or it may break. Also, make sure that you continuously stir it with a whisk or spatula to ensure that the egg whites don’t get cooked and become scrambled egg whites. Cook it until sugar is dissolved, and when you pinch it between two fingers, there are no grainy particles.
Beating: After cooking, remove it from heat and add vanilla essence; then immediately beat it using an electric hand beater for approximately 7 minutes or until it has soft peaks and looks glossy.
Chef’s Tips For The Recipe
Tips For Double Boiler
While placing the bowl above a saucepan filled with water, make sure that the bowl does not touch the water, or it may break.
Make sure that you continuously stir it with a whisk or spatula to ensure that the egg whites don’t get cooked and become scrambled egg whites.
Quick Tip On Using The Frosting
The frosting should be piped immediately after completion, or it may be set due to the egg whites.
How to Store 7-minute Frosting
You can store this frosting at room temperature for 1 day. Make sure that you keep it in a cool place, or it may collapse under heat.
You can store it in the refrigerator for 4 – 6 days if you keep it in an air-tight container.
Freezing is not recommended for this frosting, as it may change the texture when it thaws and becomes runny or separated.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Make sure that you cook the egg whites and sugar until the sugar is dissolved correctly to avoid a grainy texture.
No, 7-minute frosting tastes best when consumed immediately. But you can store it in an air-tight container for 1 day and in the refrigerator for 4 – 5 days.
Yes, it is safe to eat since the egg white is cooked in a double boiler.
Yes, you can make this frosting without cream of tartar by adding lemon juice instead.
- 4 eggs (medium size) Egg whites
- 200 g Castor sugar
- 1/8 tsp Cream of tartar
- ¼ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Vanilla essence
- In a double boiler, add all the ingredients, including egg whites, castor sugar, cream of tartar, and salt and cook until all the sugar is dissolved.
- After cooking, please remove it from heat and add vanilla essence; then immediately beat it using an electric hand beater for approximately 7 minutes or until it has soft peaks and looks glossy.
- Pipe on desserts immediately for a better mouth feel.
- Prep Time: 5 to 7 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 to 12 minutes