Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Decadent Chocolate Truffle Icing


Hi there,
What an elegant way to ice a cake! Dark chocolate truffle icing!

I cannot tell you how wonderful this is on a rich dark chocolate cake. It you want to impress the entire family, or maybe just one in particular, this is the next cake you have to make.

Cake:

2 TB butter, melted
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup thick sour cream
4 tsp pure vanilla extract(use a very good quality vanilla)
Scant 2-1/4 cups unbleached flour or cake flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa (use a good quality brand)
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 x eggs
Directions for cake:
*Melt butter
*Blend in sugar
*Add sour cream
*Beat eggs until frothy
* Add eggs to wet ingredients
*Add Vanilla
* In a separate bowl: Mix all dry ingredients together
Add dry ingredients gradually to wet ingredients until incorporated
Place in greased and floured 10" cake pan
Bake for 45 minutes. Cake is done when center springs back to touch.


Truffle Frosting:
1 cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream
4 oz unsweetened chocolate, broken into small pieces or run through food processor
1/4 lb unsalted butter (8 tablespoons)
pinch of salt
1 TB vanilla extract


• Truffle Frosting:
Place sugar and cream in a heavy, medium-sized saucepan and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 8 minutes. Remove from heat and add chocolate and butter, cut into little pieces. Mix well.
• When chocolate and butter are completely melted, add pinch of salt and vanilla extract. Place in refrigerator until mixture has cooled. Beat with a whisk until frosting is the right consistency for frosting the cake.

When done icing put a couple of flower petals or holiday accents. You are going to love it.

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