Glazed Chocolate Cake

I have to start off this post today by saying my husband is just the absolute BEST!  I had such a craving for chocolate cake last night, so instead of just whipping up a cake mix, dumping it into a cake pan and calling it done, what did he do?  He baked this 2-layer chocolate creation, put it on a cake stand and drizzled it with a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth glazed frosting.

This was literally one of the best chocolate cakes I’ve ever had.  It smelled so amazing that we poured big glasses of milk and tried a piece before it had even cooled off!

Glazed Chocolate Cake

Stephen used a cake mix and actually found this frosting recipe online at because he needed something that didn’t require white sugar (we’re out).  I commented that the frosting he made was very similar to the glaze on a donut and thought you all might like to try out this recipe for yourselves.  Here’s how he did it.

1 1/2 c. firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 c. milk
3 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla

Place first 3 ingredients in heavy saucepan. Mix until sugar is moistened. Bring to full boil, stirring occasionally. Boil exactly 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Place pan in cool water in sink and beat contents until cool. This frosting thickens quickly once cool. If it gets too thick, add a small amount of milk and beat until spreadable. Frosts 9 inch cake.

I’m guessing there was a little more milk in Stephen’s glaze than the recipe called for, since the frosting never got to the point that it was “spreadable.”  Instead of using a spoon or knife to spread the frosting, he poured a bit on the first layer of cake, added the second, and poured the rest over the top until it ran down the sides all around.  A recipe for success, if you ask me!

We made the frosting ourselves because we always feel wasteful buying cans from the store and only using half of the frosting before tossing the can.  We’re always looking for great new recipes, so do you have a favorite frosting recipe to share?  How about a to-tie-for chocolate cake?  Leave a comment or a link with your favorite recipe for chocolate-y sugary goodness!

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