10.13.2005

Creamy Chocolate Frosting
















Made this frosting yesterday and got rave reviews. One person even asked if it was made with cream cheese!!!

Creamy Chocolate Frosting

1 pkg (12.3oz) extra firm silken tofu (I use mori nu)
4 oz dark chocolate**
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbl maple syrup

Put all in a blender and puree until absolutely smooth, about 4-5 minutes.

**the quality of the chocolate is especially important (as I've mentioned before). Because there are so few ingredients there is nothing to mask it if you use bad quality. Basically if you use cheap chocolate, your frosting will taste cheap. And that's not the image you want to portray -- you want your guests thinking rich, creamy, lusciousness.

The picture is of the chocolate cake recipe I posted previously. The Creamy Chocolate frosting is the frosting on top and I tried a new recipe for the filling, but it didn't come out as well as I'd hoped. The filling recipe called for a lot of cornstarch and the finished product tasted very chalky because of it, even though i let it boil for awhile because that is supposed to get rid of the chalky taste. So, I need to rework that one and will post it as soon as I do.