Easiest real chocolate icing ever

20 Oct

Never fail.  And tastes amazing.

3 things – chocolate, icing sugar, butter

Place chocolate (400g of whatever chocolate you like) and butter (250g) into microwave/heat proof bowl and melt over simmering water.

Melt the chocolate and butter

Melt them.

Keep an eye on it - stir often

Add sifted icing sugar (1/2 cup).

Stir.

Done!

Leave to cool.  (1-1.5hrs, approx. the time it takes for your cake to cool down sufficiently) It looks runny now, but it’ll thicken up upon cooling.  Optional – refrigerate for 15mins, stir, repeat.

When ready to use/cooled down, stir again.  Should have a thick consistency now.

Slap onto a cake.

Note: this was done with no extra smoothing, just the one application of icing. Hence not quite as even as I usually like.

Note: For smooth-as icing, refrigerate cake for  a little while (no more than 15mins), then smooth icing with some baking paper and your hands.  Repeat, until levelled to your liking.

Best used on cakes for consuming either later that day or the next day.  Gets a bit hard after that – too solid, not smooth and chocolately like it should be.  For a cake which may have to last longer than that I’d use buttercream icing.

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