Richmond Chocolate Frosting

Richmond Chocolate Frosting

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Kathy Carlson


Grandma & mom used to make this and it has the dark chocolate flavor so many love these days. It is a beautiful, shiny, not too sweet icing. I use it on my super-moist scratch chocolate cake. Do any of you remember it? Google it, you'll be surprised.


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9" x 13" cake
20 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 c
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 oz
    chocolate, unsweetened or semi sweet grated 1
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    boiling water
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    good vanilla

How to Make Richmond Chocolate Frosting


  1. Have water at boiling. On stovetop mix sugar, cornstarch, grated chocolate & salt with wire whisk. Heat burner and pour boiling water into dry mixture. Set over heat and whisk until bubbling and thickened. Remove from heat (1-2 minutes)add butter and vanilla and whisk. Have cooled cake ready and pour and spread frosting right away. You may use a spatula to form pretty peaks. It should be shiny. Not a sweet icing.

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About Richmond Chocolate Frosting

Course/Dish: Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Southern-Style

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