I made a chocoalte sponge cake earlier today for G’s birthday tomorrow. I was about to ice it with buttercream when I came across a recipe for chocolate fudge icing in Delia’s Complete Cookery Course and I thought I’d give it a go.
75ml evaporated milk
75g granulated sugar
110g plain chocolate, broken into small pieces
2 drops vanilla essence
Place the sugar and the evap milk in a heavy bottomed saucepan and stir over a low heat until the sugar dissolves. Then bring to the boil before reducing the heat and simmering gently (this time without stirring) for 6 mins.
Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate until melted. Finally stir in the butter and add the vanilla essence.
Pour into a container, allow to cool, then cover and chill for a couple of hours until it becomes a thick, spreadable frosting.
I had a quick taste and it’s yummy. This is enough to cover and fill an 18-20cm round cake.