Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Double Fudge Frosting

A couple of blog posts ago I told you about Mr. O-P's return to his homeland of New Jersey. His nephew made this possible by flying here, driving Mr. O-P and his car to New Jersey, and letting him stay with him for two wonderful, amazing weeks (Did I really say that?) while he visited family and friends, and then driving him back. Frankly, I think nephew Bill, did me a bigger favor than he did his uncle, and my guess is that I had the better time. 

Upon their return I prepared a special meal by way of appreciation. The meal in question included Barbecued Beef Sandwiches, Warm New Potato Salad, and Bill's favorite dessert, chocolate cake. I used my go to chocolate cake recipe, Chocolate Stout Cake, the best tasting, most decadently rich and delicious chocolate cake on the planet, IMHO, and topped it with this double fudge frosting that was out of this world. Bill had three large pieces! Homemade frosting is so much better than the canned stuff and while this takes a teeny bit of time, it is certainly time well spent. This is so good you'll be spooning it right out of the bowl.Double Fudge Frosting 

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup half and half
1 Tablespoon espresso powder
4 ounces (1 pkg. Baker’s) unsweetened chocolate, chopped
6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

 Combine butter, sugar, half and half, and espresso powder in a medium/large saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar and espresso powder dissolve and mixture comes to a simmer. Remove from heat, and add both types of chocolate; whisk vigorously until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour chocolate mixture into a large bowl. Sift in powdered sugar and whisk vigorously to blend. Press plastic wrap/cling film onto the surface of the frosting. Chill until firm enough to spread, about 1 1/2 hours.
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Lori E said...

Picture me with chocolate smeared all around my mouth and a perfecty licked clean whisk and bowl. Mmmmm. Now to go look for that cake recipe.

~~louise~~ said...

Sounds like a win-win on both sides Pattie:) (okay, perhaps a bit more on your side, lol...I'm sure your husband appreciated every mile as much as you did:)

Now, could you please curry over some of that Double Fudge Frosting with, or without the cake? It sounds like something I could use about NOW!!! And it looks pretty darn yummy too!!!

Thanks so much for sharing Pattie and thank you for your email...For the life of me, I can't seem to find it but I did see it:) Thank you:)

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I sure wish I had some right now. Chocolate cake is my favorite cake with fudge icing. Maybe someday I can have a piece - one can dream can't we. LOL

Unknown said...

This looks so good. Chocolate on chocolate cake is the only cake worth eating and this sounds so much richer than my usual chocolate butter cream frosting. I think I need to make a cake...

Maria said...

Wow what a delicious recipe! the cake look amazing thanks for sharing it on dream create and inspire.

Miz Helen said...

Your recipe is in The Top Ten for Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
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Morsels of Life | CJ Huang said...

This cake and frosting just looks full of chocolatey goodness! I bet Bill was so happy to eat this. :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us - you're featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to checking out your recipe this week. :)