Raspberry Chocolate Frosting
- This is my Mom’s variant on her classic scratch chocolate frosting recipe. For our family’s
together so this frosting has a really good but unusual taste.
¾ cup butter at room temperature
¾ cup seedless raspberry jam, can use
3 tablespoons Chambord or other
blackberry liqueur; you may omit this.
1 ¼ cup cocoa
1 ½ pounds confectioner’s sugar
¼ to ½ cup half-and-half as needed
- Cream together the butter and the jam and use a flat spatula to get out the lumps now or
the confectioner’s sugar in 3-4 bunches to blend it in slowly. I use a mixer for all of this but you
can mix it by hand if you like. Use the half-and-half, or whole milk, to add in enough liquid to
keep the consistency just right. You need to keep the frosting easy enough to spread without
making it too runny. Everyone’s kitchen seems different to me as far as how much moisture you
will need so keep an eye on this.
- Any homemade frosting beats store bought frosting by a mile. And even if you put it on a
many people make anything like this from scratch so if I take a cake with this frosting to a party I
always get rave reviews, “you made this from scratch?!!,” etc. And it’s really very easy to make.