Fluffy White Frosting

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 cups

Updated: Aug. 26, 2023
For a heavenly light and fluffy frosting, you can't top this variation of the classic seven-minute frosting. —Georgia Bohmann, West Allis, Wisconsin
Fluffy White Frosting Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a heatproof bowl of a stand mixer, whisk egg whites, sugar, water and cream of tartar until blended. Place over simmering water in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisking constantly, heat mixture until a thermometer reads 160°, 3-5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat; add vanilla. With the whisk attachment of a stand mixer, beat on high speed until stiff glossy peaks form, about 7 minutes. Use immediately. Store frosted cake, uncovered, in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 35 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.