Fudgy Chocolate Frosting

My Mother in law use to make the most fabulous chocolate cake. She did not have a written recipe for the frosting and I waited too late before thinking about asking for the recipe. My husband's aunt makes a cake similar to his mom's so I asked her for her recipe.  When she gave me her recipe I came home that night and tried making it. Boy, was it a flop! She told me that it took practice to learn the right consistency. She did not lie! I knew that I would probably never be able to make that cake for my husband. My Great Aunt had given me her copy of a 1946 Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook. I love cookbooks! While looking through the book, I came across a chocolate frosting that was exactly the same the recipe that my husband's aunt had given me. I knew I had to give it a try since it mentioned using the mixer. I was amazed at how it turned out. I finally found the recipe that I needed to make this one of a kind frosting. Frog's Lilypad -An old fashioned fudgy chocolate frosting. Quick,easy and fail proof. l frogslilypad.net

Fudgy Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 1-oz squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
Heat water and butter; add vanilla and chocolate. Add confectioners sugar; beat until of spreading consistency.*** I warmed the water and butter on the stove and then added the vanilla and chocolate. I poured this mixture into the sugar in my Kitchen Aid mixing bowl. I mixed this on a medium speed, until thickened.When your cake is cooled. Pour the frosting on the bottom layer of cake. Add the top layer and continue pouring the frosting. The frosting will pour down the sides of the cake. (You may want to put wax paper around the cake, to keep the plate clean.) Smooth the frosting on the sides of cake. Leave the cake sitting uncovered until the frosting sets up.