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basilandthyme's picture

I have been looking for ages a recipe for a chocolate frosting/icing that in relatively dark in color, glossy, not too sweet, often found on brownies. I cannot seem to duplicate this recipe although I think it is probably something quite simple. Most recipes I come across require cream which would then have to be refrigerated. The frosting/icing I'm looking for requires no refrigeration. Does anyone have a clue as to what I'm looking for?? It would make my children very happy. .....


Many thanks,


 


 


 

TracyK's picture

(post #67128, reply #1 of 15)

Try this one (just the frosting, not the cake): http://pghtasted.blogspot.com/2008/01/banana-cake-with-fudgy-frosting.html


Best fudgy frosting I've had. It pipes gorgeously.


 



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basilandthyme's picture

(post #67128, reply #2 of 15)

Oh..now this looks promising..will give it a try..


 


Many thanks

TracyK's picture

(post #67128, reply #3 of 15)

Hope you like it, it's really yummy! I've never felt the need to refigerate it, either. :)


We are all in the same boat, you and me and ex-Gov. Palin and Rep. Joe Wilson, and wealth and social status do not prevail against disease and injury. And now we must reform our health insurance system so that it reflects our common humanity. It is not decent that people avoid seeking help for want of insurance. It is not decent that people go broke trying to get well. You know it and I know it. Time to fix it.

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Li's picture

(post #67128, reply #4 of 15)

Tracy, would this work for my spiky cupcake project? Or would you still recommend Abby's frosting from emergency cupcakes?

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Lee's picture

(post #67128, reply #5 of 15)

I remember making that frosting when her book came out.  I wish I remembered if we liked it.  I know I made a fudgy frosting in the blender that didn't turn out very well, but I'm not sure if it was hers or one of Mean's recipes.

Jean's picture

(post #67128, reply #6 of 15)

That was the frosting I made that was so terribly runny. I didn't like it at all.


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TracyK's picture

(post #67128, reply #7 of 15)

Mine was so thick I could barely scrape it out of the blender! Hmmmmm.... it's weird that everyone would get such different results.


We are all in the same boat, you and me and ex-Gov. Palin and Rep. Joe Wilson, and wealth and social status do not prevail against disease and injury. And now we must reform our health insurance system so that it reflects our common humanity. It is not decent that people avoid seeking help for want of insurance. It is not decent that people go broke trying to get well. You know it and I know it. Time to fix it.

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Jean's picture

(post #67128, reply #8 of 15)

I should make it clear that I was referring to the frosting for the emergency blender cupcakes, not the one you posted.


"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled,
public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."
                                               - Cicero  - 55 BC
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
TracyK's picture

(post #67128, reply #14 of 15)

Ahhhh, I see. I haven't made that one.


We are all in the same boat, you and me and ex-Gov. Palin and Rep. Joe Wilson, and wealth and social status do not prevail against disease and injury. And now we must reform our health insurance system so that it reflects our common humanity. It is not decent that people avoid seeking help for want of insurance. It is not decent that people go broke trying to get well. You know it and I know it. Time to fix it.

                                                            -- Garrison Keillor

assibams's picture

(post #67128, reply #11 of 15)

Same here. I tried it today for some cupcakes that Emma wanted to take to school tomorrow - so runny the girls were sipping it with straws like chocolate milk, well I guess that's what it was after all.... Had to make some choc ganache to whip tomorrow morning, I might have to get up earlier than usual for that. (I bought some sour fruit leather type of sweet, red, stamped out bats with that nifty little gadget I got for super-duper Halloween french fries a couple of years ago, to put on top of a swirl of chocolate frosting)


Edit: I am referring to the frosting Tracy posted. Maybe our evaporated milk is different?



 


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Edited 10/28/2009 5:43 pm by Assibams

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Lee's picture

(post #67128, reply #12 of 15)

Are there two recipes in Weekend Baker for chocolate frosting made in the blender?  The one I made was runny and didn't taste very good.  I tossed it.

Jean's picture

(post #67128, reply #13 of 15)

Yes there are 2. One calls for sweetened condensed milk and the other calls fro evaporated.  The one I  tried is the sweetened condensed version.


I just googled and found this one. Sounds interesting.


Glossy Chocolate frosting



  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup tap water
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 a stick) of margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Get out a two quart sized saucepan. In it, combine the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt. Mix this up nicely. Then gradually stir in the tap water. Cook and stir the mixture over medium heat until it boils. You donft have to stir it constantly, just stir it enough to keep it smooth. When it starts to boil, stir it constantly so it wonft scorch on the bottom. Boil it for a full minute. Remove it from the heat and stir in the margarine and vanilla. While it is still hot, pour it over a warm cake and spread it smooth. Allow to cool slightly before slicing and eating.


This makes enough to generously frost the top of a 9 by 13 rectangular cake. The flavor is that of a very deep chocolate. I like this recipe for several reasons. First off, it tastes out of this world, but that is just for starters. It doesnft use powdered sugar, which makes it cheaper than other frostings. It can also be spread on a hot cake, which saves  the cooling time. It sets up almost immediately, producing a very pleasant creamy texture.



"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled,
public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."
                                               - Cicero  - 55 BC
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Edited 10/28/2009 5:59 pm ET by Jean

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
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Hopey's picture

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/n (post #67128, reply #15 of 15)

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/15071/e...

I thought it sounded interesting, too. Found it on another website and landed here to find your recipe to validate as I'd never made a frosting like this one before. It's much more like pudding than frosting, though. Pouring over a warm cake and spreading it smooth worked like a charm. I was expecting more the texture of the chocolate on Boston cream pie, though, and this wasn't it. I bake A LOT but am a shameless Duncan Hines butter recipe golden girl. I wanted to find a cake from scratch that could beat the box for yellow cake. I'll be runnin' back to Duncan next time.

Anyway, I know this is an old thread. If anyone is still around and reading, did you have a similar experience with glossy chocolate frosting?

FL.Cook's picture

(post #67128, reply #9 of 15)

You said not the cake. Does that mean you have made it and it wasn't very good? It looks wonderful, but looks can be deceiving!!

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TracyK's picture

(post #67128, reply #10 of 15)

Oh no, the cake is lovely too. I just meant to skip past the cake part to the frosting. :)


We are all in the same boat, you and me and ex-Gov. Palin and Rep. Joe Wilson, and wealth and social status do not prevail against disease and injury. And now we must reform our health insurance system so that it reflects our common humanity. It is not decent that people avoid seeking help for want of insurance. It is not decent that people go broke trying to get well. You know it and I know it. Time to fix it.

                                                            -- Garrison Keillor