Chocolate Frosting

Lynn asked for chocolate icing recipes for the perfect chocolate cake and I can’t believe I hadn’t added them, so here they are. Since this posting, I have also used it on a few other cakes including the Hot milk chocolate layer cake. This cake you just have to try.

Easy chocolate icing

2 cups icing sugar
60g softened butter
3 tablespoons cocoa
3 Tablespoons hot milk

Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and whisk furiously until fluffy and uniform in colour.

Decadent choclate icing

180g 70% chocolate
250g room temp butter
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 1/4 cups icing sugar
1 tablespoon instant coffee(optional but really good)

Break the chocolate into pieces and melt over a double boiler, remove from heat.

In another bowl add the butter and beat on high until fluffy and yellow (3-4 minutes)

Add the vanilla and egg yolk and beat for another 3 minutes or so. Slowly add the icing sugar and beat on medium/low (or you’ll get it all over yourself) until smooth.

Dissolve the coffee in 2 teaspoons of hot water and add it, along with the chocolate to the mixture and mix until uniformly blended and smooth.