This is my grandma's fave recipe ever. The best part? It just takes 7 mins!



5 fresh egg whites

1 2/3 cups granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Note: Freshly separated egg whites from whole eggs yield the best results compared to carton variants.


Preparation: Ensure the mixer bowl and whisks are squeaky clean. Wipe them with lemon juice or vinegar. This step is crucial as any hint of grease can inhibit the egg whites from achieving the desired fluffy consistency.

Mixing: In the bowl, blend the egg whites, sugar, and cream of tartar.

Heating: Set the bowl over gently simmering water. Continuously stir until the mixture is hot to touch, feels smooth, and reaches a temperature of 160°F (about 2-3 minutes).

Whipping: Shift the bowl to the stand mixer and whip on a medium-high setting until it forms stiff peaks, roughly around 6 minutes.

Flavoring: As the finale, drizzle in the vanilla extract as you continue whipping. Adjust to your preference.

To Serve:

Dollop the freshly made 7 Minute Frosting over your choice of cake or cupcakes. Remember, any leftover frosting should be refrigerated. Bring it to room temperature before reusing. This ethereal icing promises to make your baked treats both a gastronomic and visual delight. Enjoy!