Post # 1
We’re having a birthday party for one of my friends next week and I volunteered to bring dessert. I usually like to find something creative and unique to make. But, the guest of honor has requested that I make his favorite birthday cake combination – yellow cake with chocolate frosting.
I will probably go ahead with a boxed yellow cake as boxed cakes usually turn out so well. My trick to making boxed cakes taste great is homemade frosting. I would like to find a really good chocolate frosting recipe to make the cake taste great. Does anyone have any? I don’t usually make chocolate frosting so I don’t have a recipe in my file.
Post # 3
I like the basic buttercream chocolate frosting recipe on the back of the Hershey’s cocoa tin: 1 stick butter or margarine
2/3 C. Cocoa
3 C. powdered sugar
1/3 C. milk
1 Tbsp. Vanilla
Melt the butter and then mix all of the ingredients. Beat on medium speed until you reach spreading consistency.
Post # 4
Thank you! I was hoping to find a version that was highly raved about on a food blog but, none of the blogs I read have one. 🙁
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown
Try this. It’s do die for!
2lbs granulated sugar
12 oz egg yolks
2.5lbs butter (room temp)
5 oz chocolate, melted
- Put sugar and water in pot, whisk together and cook to 240 degrees
- Whip yolks in mixer until light in color
- Slowly pour sugar into eggs while mixer is still running
- Turn mixer on high and whisk until mixture is completely cool
- Add melted chocolate.
- Add butter in chunks. Don’t forget to scrape the bottom of the bowl a few times
Tip: If you start adding butter and mix is still to warm, try adding some cold butter first.
Post # 6
@plaid: Thank you! I hate taking something as basic as yellow cake with chocolate frosting so I figure my key is going to be to get the frosting just right! It will be a double layer cake and I was thinking about putting sprinkles on top of the frosting that’s between the layers for a little suprise/added texture.
Post # 7
This is by far the best chocolate frosting I have ever had and it goes perfectly with yellow cake!!
Here’s the link: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chocolate-Fudge-Buttercream-Frosting/Detail.aspx
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 cup hot fudge topping
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
I doubled the vanilla, added a pinch of salt, and used butter shortening instead of regular. Mrs Richardson’s Chocolate Lover’s Fudge is the best fudge I have found at the grocery store too. Enjoy!!
Post # 8
OOOOOOH I got one!
There are a few steps:
- Open the cupboard
- reach in hand
- grasp container of (Betty Crocker[my fave]) chocolate frosting
- open lid
- peel off silver lining
- microwave for 15 seconds
I hope the directions are clear
Post # 9
The key is the cooca that you use. Find some Dutch processed cocoa. Penzey’s Spices has some of the best that I know.
Post # 10
@NotrDfan: Thanks for providing the all recipes link! I love being able to read reviews before I try something.
@Thisisme – Funny! However, I really want it to taste homemade and delicious. To me, canned frosting tastes very artificial and yucky.
Post # 11
@PumpkinSpiceChai: haha, I know. I was thinking of my frosting idea because I made a home-made white cake last night. Unfortunately I am absolutely TERRIBLE at making frosting. I used Betty Crocker’s whipped chocolate frosting last night 🙂
Post # 12
I second the Dutch processed cocoa tip above, no matter which recipe you use. It makes a BIG difference! The most common brand is Droste, and it comes in a red box about the size of a baking powder box. Lots of grocery stores have it, but sometimes you have to go to a few before you find it. It’s in the baking aisle, not the hot cocoa aisle.
Post # 13
I, too, use the one on the back of the cocoa can. It’s not too too sweet, so it can handle being paired with a rich chocolate ganache poured over the top!
Post # 14
use a white buttercream recipe and add nutella to it. i just did it a few mins ago testing out possible flavors for my wedding cake and it pretty good.