Seven Minute Frosting

Seven Minute Frosting
A Retro Delight: Classic Seven-Minute Frosting

Embrace the nostalgic charm of a classic seven-minute frosting, a simple yet delectable topping that has graced cakes and cupcakes for generations. This time-honored recipe utilizes readily available ingredients, including egg whites, sugar, Jell-O, salt, water, and Karo syrup, to create a fluffy and flavorful frosting. The unique cooking method, which involves heating the sugar mixture over boiling water, ensures a stable and spreadable frosting that will hold its shape beautifully.

A Burst of Flavor and Vibrant Hues

With a wide variety of Jell-O flavors available, the possibilities for customization are endless. Whether you favor the classic tang of lemon or the sweet indulgence of strawberry, the choice is yours to create a frosting that perfectly complements your dessert. Adding Jell-O imparts a vibrant hue to the frosting, adding a touch of visual appeal to your culinary creations.

A Simple Yet Elegant Topping

Despite its unassuming ingredients, the seven-minute frosting delivers an impressive level of elegance and sophistication. The frosting’s smooth, velvety texture gently coats cakes and cupcakes, adding a delightful touch of sweetness and a hint of fruity flavor. The vibrant hues of the frosting make a striking presentation, transforming ordinary desserts into eye-catching masterpieces.

An Easy and Effortless Preparation

Creating classic seven-minute frosting is a simple endeavor, requiring minimal ingredients and kitchen equipment. Combine the egg whites, sugar, Jell-O, salt, water, and Karo syrup in a double boiler and heat over boiling water, whisking continuously until the mixture reaches stiff peaks. The frosting is then ready to be used immediately, allowing you to decorate your desserts easily.

A Culinary Tradition for Generations

Seven-minute frosting has stood the test of time, remaining a cherished culinary tradition for generations. Its simple preparation, vibrant colors, and delectable flavors continue to captivate bakers and dessert enthusiasts alike. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, this classic frosting is sure to become a staple in your recipe repertoire. Embark on a journey of sweet nostalgia and experience the timeless delight of seven-minute frosting today.

Seven Minute Frosting - Jorgensen

Seven Minute Frosting
Servings: 7 Cups
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  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 pkg Jell-O, any flavor (3-ounce package)
  • dash salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp Karo


  • Combine all ingredients in the top of a double boiler.
    2 egg whites, 1 1/4 cups sugar, 1 pkg Jell-O, any flavor, dash salt, 1/2 cup water, 2 tsp Karo
  • Beat about one minute or until thoroughly mixed.
  • Beat over gently boiling water at high speed of an electric mixer or with a rotary mixer on minium or until frosting will stand in stiff peaks.
  • Stir frosting from sides of pan, makes about 7 cups.

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Cake Decorating
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Frosting, Icing

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