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Author Topic: homemade fudge frosting  (Read 1340 times)

chataround

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homemade fudge frosting
« on: July 27, 2012, 03:29:25 PM »


Hubby and I were invited to a neighbor's house tonight and I wanted to make an impromptu dessert, so I found a boxed cake mix in the pantry (yellow cake)
and made a bunch of cupcakes and will put them on a pretty tray. I also make a yummy homemade fudge frosting that I thought I'd share with all of you... so easy!

6 tablespoons butter, unsalted, softened at room temperature
1 box confectioner's sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
hot water as needed

Just add the butter into a mixing bowl (I use my Kitchenaide mixer) and begin mixing as you add the sugar and cocoa and vanilla. Add hot water a tablespoon at a time, until the powder is easy to mix but not thin and runny. Next time I will measure exactly, I think it was about six or so tablespoons. There's enough frosting for a dozen cupcakes frosted generously, or a cake. If frosting layers, just double these amounts.
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Styyna

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Re: homemade fudge frosting
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2012, 01:15:23 AM »
Oh does that sound like something to die for. Instead, I will live variously through those of you who can experience this frosting! Don't let me down. I want a full report. :D
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makinalist

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Re: homemade fudge frosting
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2012, 10:28:44 PM »
I used to make a frosting exactly like that, except I had to boil the other ingredients for a minute before beating in the powdered sugar.  I wonder if it turns out the same.
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Styyna

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Re: homemade fudge frosting
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 01:07:29 PM »
I remember boiled frosting! I don't think I ever made it but I always wanted to give it a try.
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makinalist

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Re: homemade fudge frosting
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 05:56:48 PM »
It tastes just like fudge, actually.  I could eat the whole pan!
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SusieQ

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Re: homemade fudge frosting
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2012, 09:48:38 AM »
It tastes just like fudge, actually.  I could eat the whole pan!
Oh, I better not try this. It looks like trouble!
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makinalist

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Re: homemade fudge frosting
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2012, 01:52:52 PM »
I only make this for family birthday cakes.   :wink:
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