19 May, 2010

Duncan Hines Frosting FAIL

Maybe it's just me, but when the label indicates cream cheese frosting, that's what I expect to find in the tub.  Not with Duncan Hines.

Ingredients: Sugar, vegetable oil shortening, water, corn syrup, contains 2% or less of: corn starch, salt, colored with (titanium dioxide, yellow 5, red 40) preservatives (potassium sorbate), natural and artificial flavors [milk], lactic acid, sodium acid pyrophosphate, citric acid, sodium citrate.

Notice anything missing there?  NO CREAM CHEESE.  Hell, milk is listed as a "natural and artificial flavor," so WTF is up with that?

Cream cheese frosting should taste slightly tangy and noticeably like cream cheese.  This crap tastes like...nothing.  Just plain old slightly yellow frosting.

Just for the record, here's my grandmother's recipe for cream cheese frosting.

Grandma Billie's Cream Cheese Frosting
Enough to frost 2 8-inch layers

1/3 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup cream
1/8 teaspoon salt
2½ cups confectioner's sugar, sifted

Soften cream cheese with milk and add salt.   Gradually add enough confectioner's sugar to give a good spreading consistency; beat until creamy.

It's easy.  The cream cheese replaces the butterfat from the traditional butter frosting.  You'd think a big company like Duncan Hines would know that.  Or maybe they do and they're just more concerned with putting out cheap, low-qualtiy, deceptively-labeled shit.


kiki said...

That's ghetto!!! your grandma's recipe looks great though :D

Anonymous said...

FAIL FAIL FAIL! This stuff is so nasty! Thanks for grams recipe..