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Old Fashioned Fluffy Frosting

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 Fluffy 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.
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Friday 3rd of January 2020

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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.

Jenn

Sunday 13th of October 2019

This sounds exactly like my mom’s “Finger Frosting” recipe — my favorite as a child!! It’s irresistible! Mom used to say it was called finger frosting because the saucepan mixture should be heated at a temp where you could stir it with your finger. The name you’ve got here is way less weird to throw out in casual conversation.

Kristina

Friday 10th of April 2020

This reminds me of a slab cake my mom makes with brown sugar and coconut, that we affectionately call "poop cake" because of how unappetizing the batter looks in the bowl... Hard to tell people what we're having for dessert!

Daria

Sunday 29th of March 2020

I have been looking for "Finger Frosting" too! Lost this recipe- I think with mine, it was all mixed together then you "stirred with your finger until you can't stand it!" Will have to try it! Excited~

Caye

Sunday 19th of May 2019

If I frost a cake with this in July can it sit out for several hours indoors or would I need to refrigerate it?

Susan Vilar

Friday 29th of March 2019

I've used your recipe 7 or 8 times, and will make it again tomorrow morning to frost a rich chocolate cake. It's a fabulous frosting! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing and giving such wonderful directions.