January 31, 2012

Birthday Cake & Glossy Chocolate Frosting [Recipe]

So I didn't quite make the picture in my Birthday post. I was craving chocolate badly.

The husband and I were not patient and make a French Vanilla cake mix Cake. 

But I was determined to make something homemade, and I found a recipe for "Glossy Chocolate Frosting". SOLD!

Glossy Chocolate Frosting
1/2 cup sugar
Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup baking cocoa
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup cold water
4-1/2 teaspoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a saucepan, combine the sugar, sugar substitute, cocoa and cornstarch. Add water and stir until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla until smooth. Spread over cupcakes or cake while frosting is still warm. Yield: 1-1/4 cups. 

It soaked in on the second layer and it made it that much more delicious!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! Mmmm and you betcha we have leftovers. Anybody want to come over for dessert? :)

Recipe source found here.


  1. i would like to come over for dessert! that looks incredible!

  2. Yum... and i love how it looks SO glossy! It looks so delicious...

    xo everything-pretty.com

  3. Chocolate frosting is my fave!! I'll be right over for a slice :)

  4. I just drooled a little! That cake looks so good :)

  5. I wish we lived close we could celebrate our birthdays together and eat this delicious cake!!! It looks amazing!

  6. It looks so tasty!!!!!!!! You know id totally join you for a slice if I was closer!!!

  7. u always put me to share with ur homemaking skills! i'm so not martha stewart! please continue to post recipes as i will need them when i get married! <3

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