Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
Yummy, rich filling and frosting, enough for a 3 layer cake! This comes from my Grandmom's collection of recipes...it really is old-fashioned :)
- 4 unsweetened chocolate squares (4 ounces)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 1⁄2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons cream
- Melt the chocolate and butter together in top of a double boiler.
- Mix the cornstarch with the milk; add slowly to melted chocolate, stirring until thick and smooth.
- Add 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar and salt to egg yolks; add to chocolate mixture.
- Continue to cook while while beating until smooth.
- Add vanilla and cool.
- **Usehalf of the mixture to fill or spread between layers of the cake**.
- Use the other half for frosting by adding remaining 2 cups of confectioners' and the cream slowly to the mixture and beat until smooth.
This is really easy to make and excellent on a yellow cake. Everyone who tried it asked for the recipe.
First of all, I don't think my frosting thickened quite enough, though I did try adding extra cornstarch. However, not a reflection on your recipe -- just my own experience. Second of all, this frosting was OUT OF THIS WORLD! I used it on my Godiva liquor chocolate cake for a birthday, and everyone at the party RAVED about it. The flavour of this icing cannot be beat. Very rich, sweet flavour.