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Old 06-16-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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ISO How Much Frosting???

How much frosting do I need to frost a 9" square cake? I looked at one recipe, from Martha Stewart, which makes 5 cups of frosting. That seems like a lot. Do I cut it in half or thirds or quarters?

Does anyone have an already smaller recipe for Dark Chocolate frosting they would like to share? I'm looking for a quick and easy recipe to go with the quick and easy chocolate cake recipe I posted recently.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:37 PM   #2
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I knew just why you were looking when I saw this.
Chocolate on chocolate, my favorite cake.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:42 PM   #3
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I need a Father's Day dessert.
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The one from the back of the Hershey's Cocoa box seems to be a fave. It makes 2 cups. I would think you could use the extra dark cocoa.

https://www.hersheys.com/recipes/rec...ls.aspx?id=184
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:49 PM   #5
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Thanks, Dawg. That's more than I need for a 9x9 but I could cut it down a little.

I figured I'd need the equivalent of half a tub of prepared frosting.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:57 PM   #6
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Make some ganache maybe or do you want the fluffier frosting?

2 oz butter
2.5 oz dark chocolate
2 oz corn syrup

Melt butter in microwavable cup, add in the chocolate and corn syrup, whisk til smooth and pour over cake while warm.
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:21 PM   #7
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The one from the back of the Hershey's Cocoa box seems to be a fave. It makes 2 cups. I would think you could use the extra dark cocoa.

https://www.hersheys.com/recipes/rec...ls.aspx?id=184
I wouldn't worry about that delicious frosting being to much for your small cake Andy......leftovers are a good thing and that's what spoons are for.

There's nothing worse than being short on frosting for a cake anyway.
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:32 PM   #8
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Make some ganache maybe or do you want the fluffier frosting?

2 oz butter
2.5 oz dark chocolate
2 oz corn syrup

Melt butter in microwavable cup, add in the chocolate and corn syrup, whisk til smooth and pour over cake while warm.
OK, this sounds super easy and delicious. I'm going to try this.

Doesn't ganache usually involve cream? Or does that give a different result?
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:49 PM   #9
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I think it does usually use cream. This is the Ganache glaze on a chocolate raspberry torte that I make. I like it a lot and use it on other cakes as well. Super fudgy and yummy.
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:17 PM   #10
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It's copied and ready. Thanks Alix.
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