7-Minute Orange Icing Recipe

A quick and easy recipe to follow if you want to top your cake or cupcakes with an orange flavor icing.

7-Minute Orange Icing Recipe

How To Make 7-Minute Orange Icing

Prep: 4 mins
Cook: 3 mins
Total: 7 mins


  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup water, plus 1 tbsp., cold
  • 2 tbsp. corn syrup, light
  • ½ tsp. orange extract
  • 1 tsp. orange zest, grated


  1. Combine all ingredients, except orange extract and zest, in the top of a double boiler or bowl.
  2. Bring water in the bottom of the double boiler or saucepan (if using a bowl) to a simmer.
  3. Place top of the double boiler or the bowl over the simmering water.
  4. Immediately begin whipping mixture 3 minutes with an electric mixer on medium speed.
  5. Increase speed to high and beat another 3 minutes.
  6. Remove top of double boiler.
  7. Add orange extract and zest.
  8. Beat 1 minute on high speed until mixture holds stiff peaks and is satiny.
  9. Makes enough to fill and frost a double layer 8 or 9 inch cake.


  • Sugar: 31g
  • :
  • Calories: 125kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Potassium: 9mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Sodium: 11mg
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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