my friend's mother was recently diagnosed with cancer several months ago so several neighbors/friends have gotten together and decided to take home prepared meals to the house for throughout the summer. My friend is the oldest of five children so it's no secret that the family could use a good dinner each night! Today me and my Mom volunteered to take over grilled chicken, green beans, and macaroni and cheese. As usual, Mom left the dessert up to me
So in one of my previous posts i said that the next time i used frosting, the frosting would be homemade. today i stuck to my word and made a scrumptious whipped chocolate frosting to go with a yellow layer cake. i'm a little sad that i won't get to try the fruits of my labor, but i might have to make this frosting for something else again sometime soon!
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups cold milk
Preheat the oven to 350. Butter two 9×2” cake pans, add parchment paper to the bottoms, and spray the paper using a flour based cooking spray. Sift together the flours, baking powder, and salt.
Beat the butter and sugar with a mixer for a few minutes until fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla. With the mixer on low, add the flour and milk and mix until combined.
Pour the batter into the pans and smooth with a spatula. Bake for about 35 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Remove the cakes from the pans, peel off the parchment, and cool completely with the top sides up.
1/2 pound semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
3 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder
3 tablespoons boiling water
1.5 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
Pinch of salt
Melt the chocolate and allow it to come back to room temperature. Combine the cocoa and boiling water in a small bowl and let the cocoa dissolve. In a mixer, beat the butter, sugar, and salt until light and fluffy. Add the chocolate on low speed, and then beat in the cocoa mixture.
Hope this makes sense! It was a lot of work, but I think homemade frosting is so much better than frosting from the can