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7 Minute Icing


1 cup sugar

1/8 Tsp Cream of tartar

1 egg white

1/3 cup boiling water

1/2 Tsp vanilla

pinch salt


Combine the sugar,salt,cream of tartar and the boiling water, stirring until well blended.

Pour mixture into top of a double boiler and place over boiling water.

Add the unbeaten egg white.

Beat at medium to high speed until thick and creamy (about 7 minutes).

Add in the vanilla.

May substitute brown sugar for the regular sugar.

Try adding chopped nuts,cherries,pineapple,etc to the icing just before spreading on cake.