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Andy M. 06-16-2013 11:36 AM

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.

pacanis 06-16-2013 11:37 AM

I knew just why you were looking when I saw this.
Chocolate on chocolate, my favorite cake.

Andy M. 06-16-2013 11:42 AM

I need a Father's Day dessert.

Dawgluver 06-16-2013 11:42 AM

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

Andy M. 06-16-2013 11:49 AM

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.

Alix 06-16-2013 11:57 AM

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.

Kayelle 06-16-2013 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dawgluver (Post 1275228)
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. :yum:

There's nothing worse than being short on frosting for a cake anyway. :wink:

Andy M. 06-16-2013 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alix (Post 1275231)
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?

Alix 06-16-2013 01:49 PM

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.

Andy M. 06-16-2013 03:17 PM

It's copied and ready. Thanks Alix.


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