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dobash frosting (for dobash cake, hawaiian style)

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Laura Manuel-Arrighi
Mililani, HI

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 its 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!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a recipe for the frosting of a Hawaiian-style Dobash cake. Light in chocolate flavor and not overly rich, it's similar to a thick chocolate custard. Dobash cake has six layers. We baked three cakes, sliced them in half, and put a little frosting in between each layer. Once assembled, the cake is light and delicious. Chilling the frosting will help to make spreading easier. We also recommend keeping this cake chilled.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 1 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For dobash frosting (for dobash cake, hawaiian style)

  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 c
  • 1/4 c
    butter or margerine
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/3 c
    corn starch
  • 1/2 c
    sweetened cocoa powder

How To Make dobash frosting (for dobash cake, hawaiian style)

Test Kitchen Tips
We doubled the recipe for the frosting for our cake. If you're conservative with the frosting, you can make it work without doubling.
  • Bringing sugar, water, butter, and salt to a slow boil.
    In a saucepan, combine sugar, 1 1/2 cups of water, butter, and salt. Stir and bring to a slow boil. Lower heat to medium.
  • Water, corn starch, and cocoa combined in a bowl.
    In a separate small bowl, combine the remaining water with the corn starch and cocoa. Stirring until smooth.
  • Adding cocoa mixture to hot mixture.
    Add cocoa mixture to hot mixture, whisking constantly to avoid lumps.
  • Whisking until frosting is thick.
    Cook on medium heat until smooth and thick. Remove from heat and continue stirring until cool.
  • Adding Dobash Frosting between cake layers.
    If doing a layered cake, put a thin layer of frosting between each layer.
  • Cake coated in Dobash Frosting.
    Frost your cooled cake. Done!

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