Seven Minute Vanilla Bean Icing

  • Serves: Makes about 7 cups; Frosts two 8- or 9-inch layers
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Variations: Coconut Seven Minute Icing; Lemon Seven Minute Icing; Mocha Seven Minute Frosting; Penuche Seven Minute Icing

The Ultimate Yellow Butter Cake or UBC Recipe is being filled and frosted with this recipe.

This heavenly Seven Minute (7 Minute) icing tastes of whipped marshmallows and has a thick, fluffy consistency. The name of this classic refers to the length of time (7 minutes) that the ingredients must be beaten continuously over simmering water. If icing gets too soft, refrigerate for 30 minutes, and beat again. This icing is best used the day it is made. It does not need refrigeration, as the sugar acts as a preservative. It's yummy with the 1 2 3 4 Yellow Buittermilk Cake Recipe, too.

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