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Chocolate Frosting

Yield frosting for 1 1/2 dozen cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 2 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

How to Make It

  1. Place chocolate and butter in top of a double boiler; place over boiling water and cook, stirring constantly, until chocolate and butter melt.

  2. Remove from heat; add sugar and hot water, beating until smooth. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and salt; beat until frosting reaches spreading consistency.

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