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Old Fashioned Fluffy Frosting I am officially the mother of a teenager.

I am not even really sure how that happened, it seems like yesterday I had her.  13 years have gone by, in what seems like the blink of an eye.

While I am trying to adjust to the fact that my baby is 13, My daughter already has the teenage thing down pat.

When I asked her what kind of frosting she wanted on her birthday cake this was her reply: “I don’t care, but I don’t like shortening frosting, and I don’t like frosting that feels gritty”

Ok, then.

I am not sure why she feels buttercream frosting is gritty, I have always made it with confectioners sugar, and grittiness has never really been a thing I have noticed.

I got to thinking about different kinds of frosting and remembered an old recipe I have for a frosting that cooks up nice and fluffy and tastes like marshmallow cream.

This recipe for Old Fashioned Fluffy Frosting is an old recipe. You can find it in old cookbooks, usually named 7-minute icing. It actually takes a little longer than 7 minutes to make this frosting but is completely worth it.  The frosting is light, fluffy, and pure white.

And according to my daughter not gritty at all 🙂

Old fashioned fluffly frosting

Old Fashioned Fluffy Frosting

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This recipe for Old Fashioned Fluffy Frosting is an old recipe. You can find it in old cookbooks, usually named 7-minute icing. It actually takes a little longer than 7 minutes to make this frosting but is completely worth it.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, stir together the sugar, water and cream of tartar. Cook over medium-high heat until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is bubbly.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whip the egg whites and vanilla until soft peaks form.
  3. Gradually add the hot sugar mixture while whipping constantly, for about 7 to 10 minutes, until stiff peaks form.
  4. Frost the cake of your choice.
Old fashioned fluffly frosting

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Jonna

Sunday 13th of September 2020

How far in advance can I make the frosting?

Basso

Wednesday 15th of July 2020

Amazing! Our 9yr old wanted an icing that was not so sweet. This was perfect. Easy to make and delicious. 🥳

Tami

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

OH MY!!!!!! For 40 years I have been trying to replicate my Mum's "boiled" frosting! I gave up. Today I made a chocolate sheet cake and wanted a frosting that was fluffy and not butter cream. SO I did a search for fluffy frosting and this came up! I figured I would give it a try, not knowing what type of frosting it was...but it was fluffy. I was not even looking for or thinking it would be 'boiled' frosting... just a different frosting....OMG...it tastes EXACT to Mum's! A zillion THANK YOUS! BTW..Mum used this to frost her Easter Bunny cakes, put on regular cakes and often use for her Whoopie Pie filling (I think she adapted it a little for the whoopie pies to make more stiff).

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Linda C

Sunday 17th of November 2019

This was our favorite frosting as kids, too. And, like Jenn, mom stirred it with her finger til it was too hot. We loved it, both for the novelty and the marshmallow fluffiness.

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