Laura Manuel-Arrighi Recipe

Dobash Frosting (for Dobash Cake, Hawaiian Style)

By Laura Manuel-Arrighi NikiArri

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Laura's Story

Per request, I am posting this frosting separately so people can just search for frosting. This is my family tested Dobash recipe. Don't let the richness fool you. We love this frosting for it's light and just right sweetness. I have also posted the full recipe for the cake with the frosting. I hope you like it as much as we do!


1 c
2 c
1/4 c
butter or margerine
1/4 tsp
1/3 c
1/2 c
sweetened cocoa powder

Directions Step-By-Step

In a saucepan, combine sugar, 1-1/2 cups of the water, butter and salt. Stir and bring to a slow boil and lower heat to medium.
In a separate small bowl, combine the remaining water with the cornstarch and cocoa. Stirring until smooth, add to hot mixture, whisking constantly to avoid lumps, until smooth and thick. Remove from heat and continue stirring until cool.
6 Frost cooled cake. Done!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtags: #frosting, #Dobash

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stella chan bowjun
Feb 26, 2014
Absolutely loved the frosting. I am from Hawaii and have been searching for an authentic recipe, this is it. I would like the cake recipe also, but have not been able to find it. Does anyone know what web site it is on?
Stella from Hawaii
Bev Stanaland Haikumom
Jul 24, 2013
Arlene-This recipe is the closest I've come across to Zippy's Dobash.
Arlene Aguinaldo leene808
Jul 23, 2013
Hi Laura, is this the same pudding like frosting like how Zippy's Dobash Cake has?
Bev Stanaland Haikumom
Aug 31, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Bev Stanaland Haikumom
Aug 31, 2012
GREAT Dobash frosting recipe! I never knew it was so easy! Thank you so much for sharing!!