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Old 06-09-2012, 11:49 AM   #1
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Need a quick idea on how to frost choco cake

I just made a couple of round chocolate cakes. I was unable to find any powdered sugar around here - living in a rural area in Taiwan. Does anyone have any suggestions for frosting it? I looked at a couple of recipes for using strawberry jam but they all require powdered sugar. I can find regular sugar, strawberries...actually quite a few things but not powdered sugar.

Any suggestions?

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Old 06-09-2012, 11:58 AM   #2
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If you have a food processor or a blender, you can use it to Make Your Own Powdered Sugar from of granulated sugar.
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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You can make a great frosting by mixing some cocoa and regular sugar with heavy cream (whipping) and letting it sit in the fridge until very cold. Whip it until soft peaks and spread on the cake. This must be kept refrigerated.

I guess the next question is can you get cream? Coconut cream would work well too.
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:43 PM   #4
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Try a Fluffy Seven Minute frosting using granulated sugar and egg whites.

If you do a quick search you will see several recipes.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:06 AM   #5
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Maybe you can try this Swiss meringue buttercream recipe. The ingredient just need sugar, egg whites, unsalted butter and vanilla extract. Easy and quick too.

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You could make a chocolate ganache or cover the cake with whipped cream and shavings of chocolate.
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You could make a chocolate ganache or cover the cake with whipped cream and shavings of chocolate.
+1 I like the ganache idea. And you can use white chocolate and cream if you have the white chocolate available. Then, you can add cherry flavor to the ganache to make a classic chocolate with cherries. Of course you could use a standard chocolate ganache, which is one part dark chocolate, melted with an equal amount of heavy cream. With the white chocolate version, you can add any flavor you want to the ganache, such as bannanas, strawberry, shredded coconut, etc.

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+1 I like the ganache idea. And you can use white chocolate and cream if you have the white chocolate available. Then, you can add cherry flavor to the ganache to make a classic chocolate with cherries. Of course you could use a standard chocolate ganache, which is one part dark chocolate, melted with an equal amount of heavy cream. With the white chocolate version, you can add any flavor you want to the ganache, such as bannanas, strawberry, shredded coconut, etc.

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+1 here too. I would just add a hint of Kahlua to the ganache or baileys to the white chocolate cream
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