Mint Angel Cake
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
So, this was a disaster. Two stars ONLY because the cake itself was fine, but whatever you do, DO NOT make syrup out of crushed starlight mints. I tried. It was one of the most miserable experiences of my life. Even crushed finely, they wouldn't melt. They stuck to everything - the pan, a whisk, a spoon, a fork - and it took over an hour to get them to actually turn into syrup. Once they did, it congealed into something best described as rubber cement right out of the jar. It looked like a cake drowned in Pepto Bismol. While hilarious, it also stole part of my sanity in the process, and nobody needs that. INSTEAD, just make simple syrup with peppermint extract and garnish with crushed starlight mints. Trust me. Seriously. If I could post a picture of how this turned out, I would, but just take my word for it and save yourself a LOT of frustration.