Cocoa Icing Recipe

Chocolate frosting is really the way to go when it comes to topping a chocolate cake and it's a no brainer if you have a chocolate block and an all purpose cream ready at hand. Make it into a chocolate ganache like in my chocolate birthday cake here and my buttermilk chocolate cake here and you will be ready to sing that happy birthday song in no time. But what if you don't have chocolate around? Will you panic? You shouldn't. That cocoa powder under your nose will be your aid. You can make it into a chocolate cake frosting like I did. :)

How I came up with my chocolate frosting? Well, I only had forgotten my father's birthday and I had to be reminded by my sisters about it. I had to buy a cake or whip something up myself. Since I had the common baking ingredients around plus condensed milk, I had decided to go the baking route. For the cake, I used my chocolate cake recipe from here and substituted the chocolate frosting using this cocoa icing recipe below.

1. Using very low heat, melt margarine. You can also use butter here.

2. Mix in your condensed milk and stir for 3 minutes.

3. Add in your cocoa and mix until smooth. Turn off heat and continue stirring your chocolate frosting for 2 more minutes.

4. Drop spoonfuls of about 3/4 of your chocolate frosting and spread using the back of a spoon. Place in the fridge to set for about 5 minutes.

5. Add in the rest of your chocolate frosting making sure the top and sides are generously covered. Smooth the sides of the cake using the back of a teaspoon starting at the base of the cake then move it up to the top edge, spreading the chocolate from bottom to top. But you can also do nothing and let it simply spread on the sides but be sure to clean off the base using a tissue or a cloth.

6. If placed in the fridge longer, you can run the tip of a toothpick on top and create simple designs.

7.  Serve and enjoy! :) 

My sisters thought I had spent a lot for the cake with the delicious frosting and all. I had to tell them it only cost me a hundred pesos and left their jaws hanging. Haha! I'm exaggerating a bit but you get the picture right? :)

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anonymous said...

We both have the same recipe, but different measurement. Does your icing melts?

Jane said...

Yes it does melt. This icing is not meant to hold a peak or certain shape. This icing is only for glazing but a thicker glaze. The longer you cook the condensed milk with cocoa, the stickier it becomes when it gets cold and spread less. :)

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