Have you ever heard of a cooked frosting that has flour in it? Ick right? I know! But……you just gotta try this!!!! I felt like I was making gravy the first time that I made it. I was like “whaaaattttt?” I wasn’t even sure that I even wanted to try it, but I got curious. It is truly one of my favorite frostings.
For some folks, it’s all about the frosting. To others, it’s all about the cake. That would be me. I’m a more cake, less frosting kinda gal. I am not even a real buttercream fan either, but I am crazy for this one. I absolutely love this stuff. It’s kinda magical, I must say. It’s super creamy, shiny and scrumptious. I actually kept this a secret for a long time. My friend Brian L. who is a pretty good baker himself, used to ask me for this “secret” recipe. Well Brian, here you go. No longer a secret. I may even give you one of my secret cake recipes one day. 🙂 Maybe.
Best Chocolate Frosting Ever
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup all purpose flour
3 -4 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup milk
2 sticks of butter, room temp
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, melted and room temp (about 40 seconds in the microwave)
In a small pan, whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa. Add milk and whisk over medium heat until it boils. Continue whisking for 1 minute. It should be the thickness of thin pudding. Remove from heat and put it through a strainer in case there are any lumps. Chill in the refrigerator. In the meantime, in a mixing bowl, whip the butter until creamy….about a minute. Beat in the cooled pudding mixture. until fluffy, about 1 minute. Now, add the melted chocolate chips and whip for about 2 minutes. It should be very fluffy. Frost your favorite cake or cupcakes. Frosts about 2 1/2 dozen cupcakes.
Important: lick the beaters, the spatula and even the bowl.
Note: Chill cake or cupcakes if you’re not eating them right away. But if you do chill them, be sure to allow to set out for at least 20 minutes before eating. With all the butter in this, chilling will firm it up quite a bit.