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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Shiny Fudge Frosting



    I knew for Jax's birthday I wanted to make a rich and dark chocolate cake.  I wanted that cake to be enveloped in a rich and fudgy frosting.  This combination of devilishly good chocolate cake and fudge frosting was the perfect thing!



   This is another one of my now infamous cooked frostings.  But, it comes together much differently than the whipped cream cheese frostings I have been droning on about.  It is done completely in the saucepan.  Then it is allowed to cool to room temperature slowly and is the perfect consistency for smoothing over a cake.   You can tell how rich and wonderful it is just by looking at it!


     At first it may not seem like it is going to work.  It is relatively thin when it is warm.  Delicious and fudgy, but thin.  Then a couple of hours later it becomes the perfect spreading consistency.  In fact, it spreads so easily.  I generally make this frosting to go with my Devilishly Good Chocolate Cake.  It almost melts between the layers to make it one continuous and extra moist cake.  Just look at that slice of cake above! Then it makes a shiny, fudgy, delicious, happy, wonderfully amazing chocolate robe for your cake.  I mean yummmmmm!  You definitely have to give this a try!


Shiny Fudge Frosting

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream (do not substitute)
1/4 sour cream
1 tsp instant coffee
2 tsp vanilla

  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat.
  2. Stir in sugar, cocoa and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together cream, sour cream and instant coffee until smooth.
  4. Continuing to heat over medium-low heat, slowly add the cream mixture to the cocoa mixture.  Stir until each addition is incorporated, then add more until the cream mixture is gone.
  5. Keep heating for another 5-6 minutes, being careful not to bring the mixture to a boil.
  6. Remove icing from heat and stir in vanilla.  Allow to cool at room temperature for at least a couple of hours or until spreading consistency.
Note:  You can hasten the cooling process by putting the frosting in the refrigerator.  If it becomes too thick to  spread, warm up in the microwave 10 seconds at a time.  Stir after each 10 second interval and continue until you reach the desired consistency.


23 comments:

  1. Great name for this frosting -- it is indeed shiny and looks absolutely delicious! I would love to sneak a finger full right now :) Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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    1. As I took pieces of the cake plate, a little frosting stayed behind. It might not have all ended up on the plates with the pieces of cake ;-) Thanks for hosting!

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  2. I want to dive into your cake head first. Yum

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    1. Ooh, it would be a delicious landing spot!

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  3. Oh My! I've saved this to my favourites on my laptop! This looks delicious!!!

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  4. I am doing a Neapolitan cake for my son's birthday this week and this would be the perfect frosting.

    thanks for sharing on Happiness is Homemade

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    1. That sounds delicious! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. My son adores chocolate cake & I do love the shiny frosting look. Will have to pin to attempt myself 😊
    visiting from From The Archives Friday

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    1. Thank you! It really is easy and so delicious! I just made the cake again last night to bring to an event tonight. So easy, no mixer needed - just a couple of bowls and some pans to bake it in!

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  6. I need this chocolate goodness right now! How fun that it's shiny, makes for an even prettier cake!!

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    1. It does make it extra pretty and fun! Thanks, Andrea!

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  7. Hi Carlee, I can see why this is the perfect icing for your chocolate cake. I am seriously considering telling my son that there is no coconut on the island!

    xx

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    1. I don't see any coconut ;-) Maybe two cakes are called for?!

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  8. If it doesn't get thick enough to spread on a cake one could always pour it over ice cream or just eat it with a spoon! Thanks for the inspiration to try something new.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

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    1. It would be perfect that way too! Luckily I haven't had any issue with it not thickening, it just takes longer to come back to room temperature than my patience can handle sometimes!

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  9. I just had to flip over to pinterest to see if you had a board for frostings. You do! I need to start one today to keep all these in one place for myself :)

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    1. Of course I do!!! That is the best part! You definitely need one!

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  10. Oh my gosh this looks so delish, Carlee! My Dad's birthday is coming up and I'm trying to decide what to make...I've been trying to perfect my German Chocolate cake but now you have me 2nd guessing!!! Darn it Carlee!! If this is anything as good as your white chocolate buttercream....

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    1. German Chocolate sounds good too, but this should definitely be a contender! It is definitely darker and more devilish, but oh so good!

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  11. Yummy Frosting! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. Thanks for your insight for your fantastic posting. I’m glad I have taken the time to see this. elegant cakes

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