Tasty Tuesday: Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Side note: I will have a recipe today, so as not to satisfy a terrorists hunger to be the center of attention. But, please see the bottom of this post for my thoughts…

And now, on to the frosting! Mike is out of town for a couple of weeks 😦 so I have been ultra productive in his absence. It’s amazing how a lack of company will get me motivated. So I made a chocolate fudge cake and had no idea what to use as frosting. The packaged stuff is so full of sugar that it makes me nauseas. So I made my own! And holy bajolies it is delicious.

When warm, it’s melt on your tongue chocolatey goodness. When cold, it hardens into pure chocolate bliss on top of your cake. Also, because I use coconut sugar, it doesn’t spike your blood sugar. Sweet!

ChocolateFrosting-published

Chocolate Fudge Frosting (serves: 1 cake round, cook time: 10 minutes)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut sugar (doesn’t spike blood sugar)
  • 4 squares unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 cup coconut milk (the thick, from the can kind)

Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate in a saucepan on medium heat.
  2. Mix in the milk and sugar slowly. Alternate ingredients so you don’t burn the saucepan.
  3. Remove from heat for 3 minutes or until it thickens to a spreadable chocolate.
  4. Spread over the cake. Eat immediately for a gooey consistency, refrigerate for 10 minutes for a harder topping.
  5. Enjoy 🙂

Regarding Boston: I usually try to keep world events out of my blog but I can’t keep quiet about this today. As most of you know, I spent the last six years living and going to school in Boston. It is one of my favorite cities in the country; great people, enchanting architecture, and so much history and heart. For some reason, I felt it was untouchable. There were always precautions taken at large events I attended but it never crossed my mind that someone would actually attack.

10847_689143039679_4495511_n    ^ My friends and I on a scavenger hunt. 4 years later, the bomb went off 100 feet from here.

The Boston Marathon is one of the happiest, most united days in the city. Students and professionals, poor and rich, everyone comes out to watch people run. People take off work to attend parties, we make signs and dress up crazy. We track our friends and support them in any way we can. It’s a day of victory. But some jack ass (excuse my language) decided to bring to that day an immense sadness.

Fortunately for us, Boston is one very big community and will not be beaten. Bostonians take care of each other and their city. This will not lessen the strength we have when we band together, it will just make it stronger. And I still consider it “we,” because every person that has every lived in Boston considers themselves Bostonian. The city claims you for life, it’s just that awesome. Sending detective thoughts your way BPD. Catch those mofo’s!

Be thankful today. Hugs and a big smile – Ash

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