Chocolate Fudge Frosting
After much trial and error trying to find the perfect chocolate frosting, this is my current favorite. This chocolate fudge frosting is shiny, creamy and really rich in chocolate flavor. It is essentially a ganache left to set up and get stiff enough to frost a cake with. Buttercream, while very tasty, just doesn’t seem to want to give me this same glossy look, and I always get a grainy texture to mine- so this frosting is perfect in flavor and texture. I call it Chocolate Fudge frosting because this recipe is rich enough, and the texture silky enough, that fudge is what it reminds me of!
Please enjoy the frosting, and be sure to make it about an hour before you need it so that it has time to set up.
Chocolate Fudge Frosting, frosts one two layer 9” cake, or a 3 layer 8” cake
-1 pint whipping cream (or heavy cream)
-1 lb of dark chocolate pieces (I prefer 60-70% cocoa or semi-sweet)
1) In a small pot, heat the cream until simmering.
2) Pull the pot off of the heat and add the chocolate pieces to the pot. Let the pot sit for about 5 minutes.
3) Start gently whisking the chocolate into the cream. Whisk until the chocolate is completely incorporated and is smooth.
4) Set aside and let cool and stiffen up. This should take about 1-1.5 hours.
(you can see the thicker texture by now- as you begin to spread it, it somehow seem to get thicker?)
5) Use an offset spatula to spread the chocolate fudge frosting on your cake, (or you could use a piping bag.)
(this is the texture it will hold once on the cake)