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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Add 8 oz melted chocolate.
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.
Add 8 oz finely crushed peppermint candy.
Makes 2 quarts
Source: Duncan Hines
WOW talk about variations! Thanks!!!!