Monday, August 2, 2010


As a child my mom would always have this "special" frosting she made for cakes, especially coconut cakes. I never knew what it was until just a few years ago. It's the wonderful "7 Minute Frosting". I'll bet most of you have either had it or even use it. But for those who have never heard of it this is by far the best frosting for your coconut cakes. It's beautiful and shiny when used alone without adding coconut on the outside.
7 Minute frosting consists of egg whites, cream of tartar, vanilla, sugar and water. It is cooked over a double boiler and beaten until stiff peaks form- usually 7 minutes, hence the name! Paula Deen has a good recipe that can be found here http// Also on this page there is an icon to go to a GREAT coconut cake by Alton Brown. It is a really good one to try.
Hope you enjoy!


Jen said...

Thanks for stopping by!
My hubby is the cook in the family...I'm gonna show him this!

Angela McRae said...

Just yesterday I was looking for a good and really *white* frosting recipe. Thanks!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Glad you're back -- thanks for guessing on my "guess the car" post -- good luck!

parTea lady said...

It is strange that I've never made 7 minute frosting, since I do a fair bit of baking. Thanks for the link for Paula Deen's recipe and the Alton Brown recipe.