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Monday, May 18, 2015

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!


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 cook 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.

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10 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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