Sunday, December 21, 2008

Pour On Chocolate Frosting

My Mom used to use this recipe for frosting every time she made a chocolate sheet cake. She always took it to church potluck dinners and everyone always asked her for her recipe. "It's an old secret family recipe," she lied - AT CHURCH!

Yep! This recipe is from that old "fall apart cookbook" that I have written about a couple of times! (Favorite Recipes of the Great Northwest copyright 1964. It was submitted by Mrs. Barbara Clark, Pres. Oakridge-Westfir Jaycee-Ettes from Oakridge, OR.)

So, the secret started with my Mom! Today is my Mom's birthday, so I made a chocolate sheet cake and this wonderful frosting. Jun sang "Frosty the Snowman" when she heard the word "frosting!"

Mom said I could share this wonderful "secret" yet PUBLISHED recipe with you all. It is easy and yummy!

Pour On Chocolate Frosting

1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
3 Tbsp. cocoa (powder)
dash of salt
1 cup hot water
3 Tbsp. butter
2 tsp. vanilla

Mix dry ingredients. Add water. Stir until well blended. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick. Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla. Pour over a warm cake. (Like 15 minutes out of the oven.) Spread it with a spoon. Shiny and YUMMY!

But, remember, this is a SECRET recipe!!!


Abigail said...

Oh, man, I wish I'd had this "secret" a few days ago when I made my cranberry brownies! I was trying desperately to find a chocolate frosting recipe that didn't involve powdered sugar or whipped cream, because I had neither. OK, well, I did have a teeny tiny Japanese package of powdered sugar, but those recipes call or 2 cups or something crazy like that. Anyway, this sounds really oishii yo!

Kim said...

I had never even THOUGHT of using this frosting on brownies! Thanks so much for the idea! My brother's birthday is today, and we were asked to provide the cake. Well, I couldn't make the same thing my mom had last week, so made a pan of brownies (with chocolate chips - that's how his eyes got to be such a nice brown ), threw some marshmallows on top and used this frosting over all! What a fattening, overly sweet, wonderful idea for a birthday. (The frosting itself is not overly sweet! Just all the other stuff I added!)