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Monday, July 16, 2012

Homemade Chocolate Frosting

Don't mock my decorating job...I don't claim to be a fancy pansy decorator...and this is about as good as it gets. BUT the frosting IS what I want to talk about, not because its cute, but because its so stinkin' good!!! My 15 year old daughter is a CHOCOLATE on CHOCOLATE lover (me on the other hand likes WHITE frosting on my CHOCOLATE), for her birthday she requested chocolate cake with chocolate frosting...so I hunted and hunted until I found one that I liked...and WALAA...you get this! It a keeper!!

Homemade Chocolate Frosting

1 c. butter, softened BUT not melted
3 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. cocoa
1/2 t. salt
2 t. vanilla
4 T heavy cream

Cream butter for 3 minutes with an electric hand mixer (or Kitchen Aide). Add powdered sugar and cocoa, mix on low (or your dry ingredients will cover the kitchen). As the dry ingredients is incorporated into the butter, increase the speed. Add vanilla, salt and cream. Beat for 3 minutes or until fluffy. if your frosting needs to be more stiff add a little more powdered sugar, a tablespoon at a time. If its too stiff, add more cream, a tablespoon at a time. I didn't have to do either. Frost your favorite cake or put between 2 cookies to make a tasty cookie sandwich. 

Julie~

1 comment:

  1. I think your cake looks great! I'm glad to have an easy recipe for frosting. Thanks

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