Last weekend was my youngest Grand-Daughter's first birthday. I was pleasantly surprised when my son and his wife asked me to make the birthday cake. The plan was to have something chocolate and easily 'destoryed' by hand. Of course the first thought was cupcakes and then a small 6 inch round became the perfect base. The cake was a basic chocolate cake but I wanted the icing to be simple, chocolaty, and sweet. My son said it tasted like ice cream. So here is the simple creation, however, it should be noted that this frosting was delicate and had to be kept cool but it was tasty. Also I kind of winged it in the kitchen and the measurements are basic estimates since I wasn't really measuring as much as I was tasting as I went along. Part of the fun of cooking is letting loose and allowing something to be made based upon taste rather than the written word. Good luck and feel free to experiment.
|I'm not sure I like chocolate|
- 1/2 cup Powder sugar
- 1 Tbl Butter (room temp)
- 1/2 to 1 cup Heavy Cream
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- 8 oz chocolate chips (bittersweet)
- Melt the chocolate in a double broiler or as I do it with a sauce pan and a pyrex dish over boiling water.
- Place the butter, sugar, cream, and vanillla into a mixer and mix on high until the cream begins to stiffen.
- Slowly add the melted chocolate and continue to whip on high.
- Chill and frost cake.