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Seven-Minute Frosting for Quick Coconut Layer Cake


This frosting is used on our Coconut Layer Cake but it can be used with many different kinds of cake.

Source: Everyday Food, March 2005


  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a simmer.

  2. In a large heatproof mixing bowl, combine reserved egg whites, light corn syrup, cream of tartar, water, and sugar.

  3. Place bowl over simmering water (it should not touch water); with a handheld mixer, beat on high speed until stiff peaks form, about 7 minutes.

  4. Remove bowl from heat; beat 3 to 5 minutes more to cool. Use immediately.

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