Cooked Chocolate Fudge Icing
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|3 c||sugar, granulated|
|3/4 c||cocoa powder, unsweetened|
|3/4 c||evaporated milk|
|1 tsp||vanilla extract, optional|
Carthage, TX (pop. 6,779)
Member Since Nov 2010
This icing is made with granulated suagar instead of confectioners. Back in the day when my husband and I were in school, the cafeteria served a chocolate cake with "hard" icing. You could literally break it off and eat it like (fudge) candy. It still had a soft texture though. My husband is always after me to make it. I've searched and searched and this recipe comes closest to what I remember. I found this one on Food.com but tweaked the directions to ensure that the icing sets right and added 1 tsp. vanilla as an option. Original recipe calls for margarine, I haven't tested it with butter.
Put all ingredients (except vanilla) in a heavy large saucepan.
Bring to a full boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Scrape sugar crystals off the sides of the pan.
Continue to cook (rolling boil) for 8 minutes; stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, if desired. Allow to cool 5-10 minutes.
Beat with spoon or mixer until frosting begins to thicken but is still pourable. Spread on cake. Allow to cool before serving.