Although I love to cook, I don’t really like to bake; it’s tedious and messy. I’d rather make soap if I am going to make that big of a mess.
For the record, I do make an awesome Banana Bread ( a top, top secret recipe). I also have a delicious Cognac Brownie recipe that takes way too long to make so I only make them on very special occasions (or when my man is upset with me). Oh, and I also make a great Peanut Butter Pie, which I know, sounds gross, but it’s to die for. My son loves it.
I digress. This blog is about frosting. Frosting needs cake. I can’t begin to guess how many cake recipes I’ve tried over the years in an attempt to make a dark, rich, super moist, chocolate chocolate cake. I'm talking about one of those fancy restaurant cakes that is oh so chocolaty that it’s almost black in color and it’s so moist that it springs back when you touch it. It's like a chocolate sponge in your mouth. I have tried everything from mayonnaise to zuchinni to pudding in my cake recipes to try to get that kind of cake but it's never happened, until very recently. I found that cake, I made that cake *que in angels singing* and it comes in a box mix! It’s from Trader Joes. It’s in a pink and white striped box. Sounds too good to be true, I know. Try it for yourself. You will not be disappointed. Make that cake, with this frosting, and I promise you, you can name your price with your children and men: voluntary mowing of the lawn, overlooking of the purchase of yet another pair of shoes you don’t need, toilet scrubbing, bathing the dog. If you have a chocolate cake lover in your life, you can basically hypnotize them with that cake and this frosting.
Lisa’s Best Frosting Ever (copied from someplace I no longer recall)
5 Tbsp. butter, soft
4 tsp. buttermilk
8 oz. block of cream cheese, softened
1 lb (3 ½ cups) powdered sugar
1 ¼ tsp. vanilla
Beat the butter, buttermilk, and cream cheese on high until fluffy. Gradually add the powdered sugar and beat till smooth. Stir in the vanilla. Frost the cake, hide the box and pretend you made the whole thing from scratch.