How to Cover a Cake With Hard Chocolate

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How to Cover a Cake With Hard Chocolate
Make your own scrumptious Ding Dongs by adding a hard chocolate coating to cake. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

The icing on a cake is the finishing touch that adds both a visual and tasty appeal to this dessert. There are several different types of cake icing to choose from, ranging from simple cream frosting to a hard chocolate coating. If you want to cover a cake with hard chocolate, you must make your own icing after the cake is finished. This hard chocolate icing recipe makes enough to cover one 9-inch-by-13-inch cake.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Double boiler
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2863gr. squares semi-sweet chocolate
  • Spoon
  • Baked cake
  • Baking tray
  • Butter knife

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Fill the bottom pan of a double boiler three-fourths of the way with water and bring it to a simmer over medium heat on a hob.

  2. 2

    Add 1/2 cup butter or margarine and 284gr. semisweet chocolate squares into the double boiler's top pan. Stir frequently with a spoon until the chocolate and butter melts and is an even consistency.

  3. 3

    Place a cooled, baked cake onto a baking tray. Try to place the cake in the centre of the baking tray, as you will not be able to move it while the chocolate sets.

  4. 4

    Spoon the melted chocolate mixture onto the cake and spread it with a butter knife in an even layer. Cover the top and sides of the cake with the chocolate mixture.

  5. 5

    Leave the cake uncovered at room temperature for two hours to allow the chocolate coating to set. Slice with a sharp knife to avoid breaking the hard chocolate coating.

Tips and warnings

  • You can use white chocolate squares instead of semisweet chocolate as a variation to this recipe.

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