Hot Milk Cake with Fudge Frosting Recipe
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Recipe type: dessert
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Serves: 16
 
Ingredients
  • Cake:
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 10 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • Frosting:
  • 3½ cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1½ cups packed light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup half and half (or heaving whipping cream)
  • ½ cup bittersweet OR semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix eggs on high speed for about 5 minutes or until thick and lemon colored. Slowly add sugar, beating until mixture is light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to batter; beat at low speed until smooth.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat milk and butter until butter is melted. Slowly add to batter and beat just until combined.
  3. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool.
  4. Frosting:
  5. Sift together the powdered sugar & cocoa in a bowl, set aside.
  6. In a large saucepan heat 4 tablespoons butter, brown sugar, salt, and ½ cup half and half over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until small bubbles appear around perimeter of pan, 4 to 5 minutes.
  7. Reduce heat to low, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens slightly and turns deep golden brown, about 8 minutes.
  8. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in remaining butter & remaining half and half until butter is melted. Add the chocolate chips & the vanilla and stir until smooth. Slowly whisk in the bowl of powdered sugar & cocoa. Wait a couple minutes for it to cool then spread on cooled cake. Wait for frosting to set, then serve. (You can put it in the frig to help it set faster)
Recipe by THE SEMISWEET SISTERS at https://www.thesemisweetsisters.com/2016/02/11/hot-milk-cake-with-fudge-frosting-recipe/