Chocolate Boiled Icing

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evesloven Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 4:52pm
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Is it possible to make chocolate boiled icing? I have a groom's cake to make and he doesn't like buttercream, he likes boiled icing, but he wants chocolate cake w/chocolate icing... Any ideas, suggestions, ANYTHING would be so appreciated.

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evesloven Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 7:35pm
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Any ideas?

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Hollysuann Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 8:22pm
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I googled chocolate boiled icing and found this one. Haven't tried it, but thought I would let you decide if you wanted to!

2 Heaping Tbsp. cocoa
1 Cup sugar
1/3 cup sweet milk
2 Tbsp. butter
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla

Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil gently for 1 minute. Let stand in water and cool. Then beat.


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evesloven Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 8:44pm
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Hrmm... who knows! Sounds like a good place to start! Thanks so much for the extra work looking it up. I'm so lazy, didn't think to look past here! LOL.. Thanks!

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AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 7:08am
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I found this. i always thought boiled icing was like 7-minute frosting with the egg whites. anyways there are a lot of variations here.


2 pounds granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups hot water
4 ounces egg whites (about 4 total)
1 tablespoon vanilla

Combine sugar and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Boil without stirring to soft ball stage (238 degrees F).

Beat egg whites on high speed until stiff but not dry, using wire whip attachment. Gradually pour syrup over egg whites while beating. Continue beating until icing is of consistency to spread.

Add vanilla. Spread on cake at once.


Bittersweet Icing:
Melt 8 oz unsweetened chocolate over hot water. Gradually stir in 1 1/2 oz margarine or butter. When slightly cool, pour over white icing to form a design.

Candied Fruit Icing:
Add 8 oz chopped candied fruit.

Chocolate Icing:
Add 8 oz melted chocolate.

Coconut Icing:
Frost cake. Sprinkle with 4 oz dry shredded coconut.

Maple Nut Icing:
Delete vanilla. Flavor with 1 1/2 tsp maple flavoring. Add 6 oz chopped nuts.

Maraschino Cherry Icing:
Delete vanilla. Add 1/2 tsp almond extract and 8 oz chopped maraschino cherries.

Peppermint Icing:
Add 8 oz finely crushed peppermint candy.

Makes 2 quarts
Source: Duncan Hines

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evesloven Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 1:54pm
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WOW talk about variations! Thanks!!!!

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