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Jan 5, 2013 08:41 AM

Question about Roxlet's flour frosting from a novice baker

I have the epicurious chocolate layer cake from the thread below in the oven and want to make Roxlet's flour frosting. Cake is for a bunch of basketball players who have requested chocolate. What is the best way to make the frosting chocolate? I am more concerned with the look than a rich chocolate taste since I can tell the cake is going to be very chocolatey.

Cocoa powder? Melt some chocolate into the frosting when it is stovetop?

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    1. re: magiesmom

      Terrific! And I have choco chips in the house.

    2. If you want the best (and easiest) chocolate frosting around, make ganache. Stupid easy and A-Ma-Zing to eat.

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      1. re: Patrincia

        Next time I'll try that. I didn't have any cream on hand so I wanted to try the flour frosting. Ended up having to redo the melted chocolate part as apparently chocolate chips burn rather than melt in the microwave.

        1. re: tcamp

          you have to watch them carefully. easier to melt in a double boiler imo.

          1. re: magiesmom

            Yep, that's what I did on Round Two. Worked fine. Told you, I'm a novice in the baking department.

            1. re: tcamp

              well, you're learning by doing!