The taste of this frosting was fantastic - chocolaty fudge, exactly what I was looking for to top the Black Magic Cake I made for my husband's birthday. (A double batch perfectly covered two 9-inch layer cakes). My problem with this frosting was the consistency. I followed the directions exactly, and even added more water to thin it out at the end, but it just wasn't very spreadable. It hardened rather quickly and near the end of my cake, I actually had to apply it with my fingers because it wouldn't spread with my frosting spreader. (Thank goodness I was only serving it to my husband & kids!) I'm giving it three stars because the taste was phenomenal & it's quite possible that "user error" resulted in my problems, even though I haven't had previous problems with frosting. I'd certainly be willing to give this recipe another try, possibly keeping it warm longer and adding even more water (or perhaps milk) at the end to thin it out even more, but I'd have to say that I much prefer the Satiny Chocolate Glaze recipe on this site. It has a similar flavor, hardens beautifully and it doesn't use raw egg (if that bothers you at all).
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The taste of this frosting was fantastic - chocolaty fudge, exactly what I was looking for to...