Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins
This is the chocolate icing I always use on miracle whip cake. The recipe has been used for years in our family so I don,t really know were it came from. It is a very rich icing and for those who are chocolate lovers, like myself this is the greatest.Very easy to make.
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup boiling water
- Put all the above ingredients in a cooking pot and boil till thick.
- Let cool and spread on your favorite cake.
This is delicious! It's really much like a pudding, smooth and glossy, so don't expect a powdered-sugar icing. Enjoy it for it's own sweet self.
it also cooks very well in the microwave. I cooked it for about 5 minutes, stirring every 90 seconds or so. Perfect, and no danger of burning. I also used half dark cocoa and half regular.
Easy to make but "boil until thick" is not definitive enough. A candy thermometer may be helpful to achieve the desired consistancy.
I was looking for this recipe to make a birthday cake for my dbf's friend. I use to use this recipe (without the cornstarch) when I was in HS when I'd make my homemade chocolate cakes. I would make a basic 13x9 sheet cake, poke holes in it with a fork and drizzle this icing over it. It would crystalize within the cake and it was always so moist and decadent.