I am trying to make some cookies from my childhood that have a “fudge like” icing on them. I opened the pantry door and stood there brainstorming. by debbie I tried this recipe this afternoon while baking with my 2 year old son (needless to say, there was loads of finger/spoon licking!!) This sugar cookie frosting is also an excellent choice for ultra or super white frosting, as your base is already white (vegetable shortening) , so you won’t need any other methods of whitening your frosting. Brenda, it is my Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe. I love doing for others, especially when they are doing for me. In a heavy medium saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa, and salt, and stir or whisk to mix everything well. I would not recommend using it as a spreadable frosting on a layered cake. Sprinkle in 1 to 2 tbsp (15 to 30 mL) of powdered sugar at a … What exactly is a “hard boil”? In a medium glass mixing bowl add butter and cover with a plate and heat butter for 1 minute in the microwave. In a large bowl mix together butter, powdered sugar, and unsweetened cocoa powder. It always turns out fine when I make it according to this recipe. Stir the mixture constantly as it boils. Remove from heat and allow to cool to about room temperature. Use our easy-to-follow instructions and make a delicious chocolate fudge frosting for your next cake or batch of cupcakes. It may be doubled but do not triple this recipe because it will not turn out right. Decadent, tasty, but not too rich. It was a bit runny to begin with but i let it set a bit before pouring it and it was perfect. May you be doubly blessed!!! Bring to a boil and cook, without stirring, for 1 minute. Aww, bless you too Kejtlin! We are undergoing a heatwave at the moment and I have made two batches of the recipe and it just won’t set. I have made this icing numerous times because flavor is great. I’m so happy to hear that you enjoy it too, Larraine! Do not allow it to come to room temperature in the pan or you'll never get it on the cake! Haha, I remember my sister and I scraping the pot after my grandmother made this icing when we were growing up! shortening2 tbsp. Thanks! Boil one minute at a … As soon as it began to dull i poured it on and it turned out perfect! It's easy to do. I’ve made it before using my grandmother’s recipe, however she only estimated the amounts of the ingredients. Made this icing for your best chocolate cake. Join in and write your own page! You should blend the icing using the lowest speed on your mixer. How? It came out perfect, I was a little doubtful when I took it off after 1 minute of heavy boiling, but the more you stir it the thicker it becomes. Can’t wait to make it for Christmas. Thanks! 10 Tablespoons butter 1 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder 5 1/4 cups powdered sugar 2/3 cup milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Instructions. Thanks so much! It sounds like it didn’t cook long enough if it is still soup. Will I need to boil longer than 1 minute? Ingredients: 6 T milk (1/4 C + 2T) 6 T butter 1 1/3 C sugar 1/4 t salt 1 t vanilla 3/4 C quality semi-sweet chocolate chips* It obviously is best on a cake that is baked in a pan and will be served from it. Pour over the cake. Instructions First, pour 2 cups sugar and 4 tablespoons cocoa into a pot. After adding butter and vanilla, can I re-boil it? Thanks so much! The same as a rolling boil or hard crack stage in candy making? This is delicious over brownies, Stephanie! I hope this helps! Could I use this fudge icing in between layers and the chocolate buttercream as an outer layer for the chocolate cake? At this point, the sugar concentration is roughly 85 percent and, when dropped in cold water, the candy forms a soft, malleable ball. This is more of a frosting that would go on brownies, or a cake that is in a pan. Remove from heat and allow to cool to about room temperature. Hi LM, She gave me the recipe more than once, but I lost it so many times over the years. Heat melts frosting, making decorating more difficult and preventing the icing from hardening. I made the yellow cake with an icing that very well could be this, it certainly looks like it in the picture. Frost top and sides ... the frosting will harden.If it does harden... the frosting softens up. This has been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl. Thanks! It is humid so i ran the air and used a candy thermometer. The fudge icing will firm as it cools. Hi Robyn, Im stirring and stirring, and all i have is chocolate soup. A couple days later I put a layer of this fudge on top. It looks to be an important part of this delicious recipe, though. For as long as I remember, this Fudge Icing has been a special part of my Grandmother Verdie’s recipe collection. This icing hardens very quickly, so it’s easiest to use on a sheet cake, where you simply pour it … The icing will harden after it sits. xo. It was great. butter1 tbsp. The process is similar to making fudge but we don’t use a thermometer, relying on the clock instead. A “hard boil” is where you are stirring but the bubbles keep on bubbling – the “boil” can’t be stirred down. Home » By Course » Dessert Recipes » Fudge Icing Recipe, Published on: May 31, 2013 / Updated on August 30, 2019. Please read my. I candy thermometer has “hard crack” around the 300 degree mark. Thanks so much! Boil it 6 minutes and you have fudge candy. 3. unsweetened baking chocolate1 1/2 c. sugar7 tbsp. And yes I did follow the recipe exactly. If I boil it for only one minute as described in the directions, the consistency is hot fudge sauce. I’m so glad you enjoy it! Overmixing the icing. All my family and friends love it. Place all ingredients except vanilla in a saucepan (1 quart) and bring slowly to a full, rolling boil, stirring frequently. Thanks, Becky. ..where I share sweet, savory and southern recipes, as well as home and garden tips and tidbits of travel. I’m happy to hear that you enjoy the taste – it’s one of our favorites from my Grandmother. Cook over medium-high heat until large bubbles form and reaches a hard boil. Thanks so much for leaving this kind comment – I’m thrilled that you enjoyed this, C.J.! I hope you enjoy this for many years to come! Tina, this was the recipe my grandmother made when I was growing up. So sorry to leave a bad review but I wonder if there are others who have had the same experience and just aren’t saying anything. I was wondering if you think this would pipe through a piping bag if I let it cool a bit? Step 1, Mix sugar and cocoa together in saucepan. If you want to have a chocolate frosting that hardens like fudge, be generous with the amount of frosting you use. My grandmother made this a lot too! She’s passed on and I’ve struggled to find it. After it starts thickening, pour it onto your cake or brownies. By the end, I do end up having to just spoon bits of the fudge icing onto the cake it gets so thick. Heating the frosting to the right temperature is crucial to a successful frosting, so be sure to have an accurate candy thermometer on hand. It turned out perfect by the way. Thanks in advance for any help you can give. Fudge frosting is a type of topping for baked goods that is similar to both buttercream frosting and traditional fudge in that it takes on a heavy, thick consistency as it sets and sometimes hardens to the consistency of fudge. Plus, this sugar cookie frosting hardens up and sets faster than royal icing. She made it so many times that she didn’t need to measure. Can I use unsalted butter? Hot fudge sauce and its so much better than that jar kind. What a sweet thing for you both to do! Oh yeah – and it works like a charm for those instances when one child is jealous of another’s birthday party. It cooks up in a jiffy and then you just pour it on a warm or cooled cake. Simply click here to return to questions . Great recipe. Enjoy! Nov 6, 2014 - This is an excellent frosting and bonus, it's pourable. This icing is one that is poured onto your cake. I know that once you start pouring it on the cake, there’s no turning back. Required fields are marked *. I pour the frosting over the cake when it’s warm. Stir together sugar, cocoa powder, and milk together in a large saucepan set over medium-high heat. Apply the coating of frosting thinly and evenly with a butter knife or offset spatula because large blobs or thick frosting will take much longer to harden. Is that the same thing? So delicious! 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