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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Chocolate Heaven


For years I have been on the hunt for the best chocolate chocolate cake. The cake part was not the problem....it was the icing that was giving me fits.

Well thanks to a recipe in the Jan/Feb issue of Country Woman Magazine, I have a winner.

For the cake portion of used a triple chocolate cake mix...sorry but I do not remember the brand. I use the Cake Doctor's suggestions when using a cake mix. Melt  one stick of butter to use instead of the oil. Use Milk instead of the specified water! This makes any cake mix cake taste like  a made from scratch cake.

I will say this amount of icing is supposed to be for a three layer cake. However, I am not a fan of a three layer cake.They are so hard to cut and serve! And I like a  lot of frosting on my cakes so the amount of frosting was perfect.

2 cups of Milk chocolate chips(they suggested semi sweet but I went with what I had)
1 stick of butter
1 small container of sour cream
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
4 cups of confectioners sugar

Melt the chips and the butter together...let cool then put in mixing bowl
Beat with paddle attachment until mixed well. Add sour cream and vanilla.
Beat until incorporated.
Add four cups of sifted confectioners sugar.
Beat until creamy.

From now on this is my go to chocolate icing. It got a thumbs up from friends Susan and Janet as well as daughter, Amelia!! Enjoy!

13 comments:

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Oh my goodness, that looks perfect/yummy. Glad you found the icing recipe and it is a keeper. Happy Wednesday.

Annsterw said...

Interesting to ad sour cream to icing...I am definitely going to try this!

Sandy said...

It is certainly pretty enough to be good:)

Robin in Virginia said...

That cake looks incredible, Arlene! Glad you found a chocolate frosting recipe that is a keeper. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Arlene, I would never have thought to add melted butter and milk to a mix; great tip! The frosting recipe sounds delicious too. Definitely going to try this. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week.

Mrs.T said...

Looks scrumptious, and I am going to remember that cake mix idea.

I have a chocolate icing that I love, called Easy Perfect Milk Chocolate Frosting, and that one is my go-to.

EASY PERFECT MILK CHOCOLATE FROSTING
1/2 cup softened butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups powdered sugar
4 Tblsp. half & half cream (I used the fat-free kind)
1 tsp. vanilla

Beat the softened butter in a medium bowl. Slowly beat in the remaining ingredients until combined, then beat on high until frosting reaches desired consistency. This frosts a 13 x 9 cake generously.

Visits With Mary said...

That cake looks so too pretty to eat! Love your tips and recipes, going to print your post and add it to my recipe book. Thanks for sharing

Linda said...

WOW! That cake looks so good! So you have to refrigerate it since it has sour cream in the frosting?

Terri D said...

I have been using a cream cheese chocolate icing recipe but this one sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Angela S. said...

Our favorite chocolate cake is the Hersheys Perfectly Perfect Chocolate Cake and the companion icing. You can do cupcakes too for portability. You must try it sometime!

Carol said...

I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks, Arlene! I'll have to remember those tips on baking a homemade tasting cake using a store-bought mix--makes a lot of sense :)

Mari said...

It looks yummy! I've done that cake doctor version and it's good. Now I'll have to try it with your frosting.

RJ said...

Looks yummy Arlene. RJ