I have wanted to go to a bakery near my apartment for months, almost a year. I know it has been a while because I saw it for the first time while I was walking to my neighborhood swimming pool. I haven't gone swimming all winter because I'm a wimp.
I went to the bakery today and order a slide of chocolate cake. They had many delicious looking cakes, but I can't resist the draw of chocolate.
Unfortunately, I was underwhelmed. They called the cake a chocolate fudge cake.
I was expecting dense, moist, rich, and decadent. The texture was good, but it didn't have a rich chocolate flavor. I was so disappointed. It's sad when things don't meet your expectations.
This recipe came from allrecipes.com. I need to work on finding a more creative recipe source because all of my recipes have come from allrecipes recently. I only made half the recipe. I used 2 full size Milky Way candy bars, 1/8 cup milk, 1/2 tablespoon milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 to 3/4 cup powdered sugar. I used too much powdered sugar, so I suggest going light with the sugar.
I added the candy bars, butter, and milk into a saucepan. I melted the ingredients together over medium heat.
Once the chocolate and butter was melted I added the vanilla. I gradually added the powdered sugar.
I was too heavy handed with the powdered sugar. Don't be like me.
I stirred until there were no lumps of powdered sugar.
The frosting was smooth and creamy. There was a caramel flavor from the candy bar.
I spread it over vanilla cupcakes. It's a sweet frosting so I think it goes best with a simple cake.
It firms as it cools. I added too much powdered sugar, and it was too thick once it was cool.
I enjoyed the flavor. It is different than your regular, run of the mill chocolate frosting. It is very sweet, which I don't mind. I have an unquenchable appetite for sugar.
The icing is pretty. It is glossy, shiny, and smooth. I'd make this recipe again!