Monthly Archives: January 2011
Over the past few days, I’ve had two very sick sons that I’ve been nursing.
Little Man is on three different medicines for an ear infection and conjunctivitis; Toadie is on Zithromax for an ear infection, strep throat and microplasma pneumonia.
They are also, by request, on my chocolate cake with buttermilk fudge frosting. *grin*
This frosting is similar in taste to the icing you’ll find on a Texas sheetcake, only creamier. It’s very rich, and you’ll find that if you’ve been using canned frostings, you’ll never want to go back.
Buttermilk Fudge Frosting
1/2 cup butter
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp. buttermilk
Melt butter and chocolate together in microwave, using a low setting, in thirty second increments. Stir well each time, until fully blended.
In a large bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer, add powdered sugar, vanilla and 1/3 cup buttermilk.
Add chocolate and butter mixture and beat on medium speed, scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
Add remaining tablespoon of buttermilk and continue to beat on high speed, until icing reaches desired spreading consistency.
Additional buttermilk may be used if you prefer a thinner frosting.
Makes about three cups, enough to nicely frost an 8″ double layer cake.
Enjoy all that chocolately goodness,