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To make cake using white frosting design, remove 1/4 cup of vanilla frosting before adding melted chocolate and cocoa powder. Then reserve 2 1/2 cups of chocolate frosting instead of 2 3/4 cup.
To melt chocolate in the microwave, cook on high for 30 seconds, stir and continue cooking for additional 15 seconds. Repeat this process until chocolate is melted, but not hot.
Before frosting Bundt cake or cupcakes, allow frosting to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before using.
· If your baking soda is older than 6 months, consider replacing it with a fresh package. Baking soda is an active ingredient used to help make baked foods rise, so for best results, always use the freshest ingredients.
· Be careful not to over mix your cake batter. Mix just until all ingredients are combined, since over mixing will give you a denser, heavier cake.
· Remember to use regular cream cheese. Substituting with low-fat or fat-free cream cheese may change the consistency of the frosting.
Recipe and photo used with permission from C&H® Sugar