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Old 09-11-2011, 06:17 AM   #1
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7 minute frosting

Last weekend, I needed a blast from the past and made 7-minute frosting. Yum. I'd like to make it again, with a chocolate flavor. What can I add to the mixture to make it chocolate? I've never used chocolate extract - would that be all I need? Has anyone tried this? Or added anything to make other flavors (strawberry?)

And, with my KA, it didn't take 7 minutes to fluff up at all!

Thanks for your help.

Ingredients

1 3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
4 egg whites, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

In a saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Boil for 3-4 minutes or until a candy thermometer reads 242 degrees F (firm-ball stage). Meanwhile, beat egg whites and cream of tartar in a mixing bowl until foamy. Slowly pour in hot sugar mixture; continue to beat on high for 7 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla. Continue beating until frosting reaches desired consistency, about 2 minutes.

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Old 09-11-2011, 06:19 AM   #2
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Maybe cocoa powder?

I have never made thois kind of frosting. Sorry I can't be of more help.
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:44 PM   #3
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I love 7 minute frosting. Chocolate would be great in it! I agree...try cocoa! I may have to try it myself!
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:41 PM   #4
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I'd add the cocoa powder to the sugar and water after the boil and before adding it to the egg whites.
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:52 PM   #5
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I have never done this but, I would add 2T to 4T of cocoa to the sugar. Work the cocoa and sugar together to prevent lumps in the cocoa and follow your regular recipe.

Let us know how you make out!
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:27 AM   #6
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Would this be the unsweetened cocoa or the stuff you make hot chocolate out of?
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:29 AM   #7
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Would this be the unsweetened cocoa or the stuff you make hot chocolate out of?

I would use unsweetened baking cocoa.
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:04 PM   #8
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Talk about a blast from the past!! I didn't know anybody still made 7 minute frosting.

You just brought back a nice memory. I was a Christmas time baby and my Mom would always make my birthday cake with this frosting. It was always an Angel Food cake, frosted with this beautiful shimmering white frosting. I can still see it sitting on top of her white milk glass pedestal cake plate, with holly around the rim of the plate. I remember that I didn't like the frosting very much, but I never told her.
It was soooooooo pretty with all the white peaks.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:39 PM   #9
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I am glad I brought back some pleasant memories, Kayelle....I usually make it once a year or so -- it's not my family's favorite either. Perhaps they will like the chocolate better.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:47 AM   #10
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i too remember 7 minute frosting as being very pretty and spreadable but having a rather odd aftertaste. chocolate is just the transformation this pretty icing needs to turn it into a total winner! i recall we moved on from the 7 minute frosting to a maple flavored one. made with pure maple syrup, this icing would whip up into soft peaks and swirls like the 7 minute one--but it had the additional appeal of a wonderful satiny maple flavor, one that was unforgettably delicious....
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