Chocolate frosting that hardens

by debbie

I'm looking for a recipe for a chocolate frosting that hardens like fudge. My mother-in-law used to make it and unfortunately I waited to long to get the recipe. Please let me know if you have any recipes for me.
Thanks for your help.

Hey there Debbie!

This may be what you are looking for:

2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate
1 1/2 c. sugar
7 tbsp. milk
2 tbsp. shortening
2 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. corn syrup
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla

Place all ingredients except vanilla in a saucepan (1 quart) and bring slowly to a full, rolling boil, stirring frequently. Boil briskly 1 minute or on a very humid day 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool to about room temperature.

This icing is great but it gets hard like fudge. Do not allow it to come to room temperature in the pan or you'll never get it on the cake!

Once its only lukewarm beat in the vanilla and continue beating by hand until its cooled to a spreading consistency, then immediately spread it on the cake and allow it to finish hardening.

If it becomes to hard to spread, you can add a little cream or warm it over hot water.

This recipe makes enough frosting for the tops of two 8 inch cake layers. It may be doubled but do not triple this recipe because it will not turn out right.

Make sure that you use a big enough saucepan because it will triples in size when it boils.

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