This weekend I mixed up one of our all time favorite cakes - a Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake. That cake is extremely moist and deliciously chocolate! Typically I just soften a little margarine, add some cocoa, powdered sugar, a drizzle of milk & vanilla, mix it well, and call it good, but I had handy a recipe that my mom gave me eons ago for chocolate frosting. There's just nothing like a good fudgy frosting!
I know lots of people use canned frosting and when you're in a pinch, they're fine. I promise you though, if you ever try making your own homemade frosting, you will never look back. This frosting will be good for cupcakes, fancy cakes, sheetcakes, brownies, spread between graham crackers, you name it! This makes a fairly small batch of frosting. If you have a mixer, use it. Mix on med-high for a few minutes and you will be rewarded with a fluffy, creamy, and fudgy frosting that will win over all who taste it.
I frost my Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake warm. I like the way it settles into every crevice when I spread it on a warm cake. My granny used to make a heavy yellow cake, poke holes in the cake with the back of a wooden spoon and pour chocolate frosting over a warm yellow cake. The frosting really seeps in good when you use that method LOL. That cake is a piece of heaven!
Try making your own chocolate frosting the next time you bake a cake. The only drawback, however, is that canned frosting will never offer the same kind of appeal.
Here's how I make Easy Homemade Chocolate Frosting AT HOME MY WAY:
Easy Homemade Chocolate Frosting
- 1/2 cup cocoa (not Nestle's - I use generic or Hersheys)
- 2 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- 6 Tablespoons softened butter/margarine (I use margarine.)
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 5 Tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine all ingredients. Slowly mix. Using a mixer, blend 2 minutes or so until fluffy.
(Frosts one 9 x 13 cake.)