A few weeks ago, on Ingredient Spotlight, we shared frozen whipped topping recipes. Loy, one of my readers who you get to meet next week, shared a recipe for homemade whipped topping.
I’d never thought about making my own whipped topping before, but the idea was intriguing. And when I decided to make this cake, I knew this was the time to experiment (aka play) with the recipe. The result is light, subtly sweet and creamy. I really wished I could have added a hint of vanilla, but I didn’t want to use extract. I wanted to keep it pure white and I also was unsure about messing up the proportions of liquid.
Later, I thought about using vanilla infused sugar. You can do this at home just by putting a vanilla bean in sugar and leaving it there for about a week. (I must try this soon.) I think the vanilla flavor would greatly enhance the taste of the whipped topping.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it: [Read more…]