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Serves covers 1 2-tier 9"cake | Prep Time 10 | Cook Time -

Why I Love This Recipe

Hershey's cocoa has recipes on the box for cake, hot cocoa, and frosting. While I enjoy the hot cocoa and the cake is awesome, I wasn't crazy about the frosting. The sweetness overpowered the chocolate, there was no subtlety. So, I made a couple of changes. I cut out 1/3 of the sugar called for, giving it a darker, more chocolatey flavour; I also added raspberry preserves-- just a little-- which gives a nice subtle flavour.

A more 'adult' version of the frosting, in my opinion.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 stick butter
2/3 C cocoa powder (NOT dutch process)
2 C confectioners' sugar
1/3 C milk
1tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbls raspberry preserves


Melt butter, stir in cocoa.

Add confectioners' sugar and milk alternately. I find it better to mix by hand with a whisk, but beat on low if you prefer power tools.

Add preserves and vanilla, mix until well incorporated. Add more milk if needed.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

Yum! Nice touch!!

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