Granulated Sugar Frosting

A few years ago, Nany and I were shopping at a local thrift store and I found this pan.  It was marked with Duncan Hines and Ekco so I turned to Nan and asked if she had ever seen this pan before.  She explained (because Nany Knows) that it was a pan given to customers who purchased a new Duncan Hines dessert creation years ago.  I of course had to have it since it spoke to my love of all things vintage and baking.  It has sat in my baking drawer for a long time and last night I decided to get it out and figure out a way to use it.  After reviewing my pantry, I realized I was low on 10x sugar and fresh creme (I was thinking of a fluffy, pile-it-to-the-sky frosting with fresh berries or a banana creme with fresh bananas).  There was no trip to the market in my future so I thought it was time to try something new–granulated sugar frosting.  I baked a chocolate cake from a Duncan Hines box (I was being true to their marketing) and sat it aside to cool.  Then I created this delicious frosting to top it.

Ingredients:

2 egg whites
1/4 c. granulated sugar (more to taste if desired)
1/8 tsp. peppermint extract (you can use any flavor)

Beat together all ingredients at mixer’s highest setting until stiff peaks appear.  Frost cake.

I did not allow the frosting to get peaks as I wanted to place crumbled Oreo cookies on top of the cake and felt the peaks and cookies would produce something not quite pleasing to the eye.  The frosting was very tasty and easy to make.  My palate prefers the sinfully sweet flavor of a 10x sugar frosting but when I am in a pinch, I will not hesitate to use this frosting.

As you can see, the shape of the pan has created a beautiful cake.  Experiment with flavors!  I would have loved to created a nice banana bavarian creme to top the chocolate cake and slice fresh bananas as a topping.  Or whipping creme and fresh berries.

For those who want a pan, I have seen many on eBay, etsy and other sites on line for as low at $7.99.  Enjoy!

xo–me

 

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