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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

Kathi Schindler

Saturday 3rd of July 2021

I made this Fluffy Frosting and it turned out very nice and was easy. I appreciate that! :) THank you, I'm sure my guest will enjoy it today!

Michelle

Friday 17th of September 2021

@Kathi Schindler, did you use 1/4 or 1/2 tsp cream of tartar? I don’t know why it says 1/4 tsp twice? Thanks!

Elphie

Friday 12th of February 2021

This is going to be my go to recipe for fluffy frosting. Very light. Doubled the recipe and it was more than enough for a triple layer cake. Used gel coloring and consistency didn't change. Thanks!

Virginia

Tuesday 12th of January 2021

Does it have to be refrigerated?? Thank you for your responce

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. ?

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