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Have made a Mary Berry dark chocolate cake but want a fudge icing to put on top not using dark chocolate but milk can this be done?

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hulahoopsilove Tue 15-Apr-14 14:59:14

tats it really dark chocolate cake is delish but found the dark chocolate fudge icing too much was wondering if a milk chocolate one would work?

what do you think?

hulahoopsilove Tue 15-Apr-14 15:10:20


Chopsypie Tue 15-Apr-14 15:15:43

What do you mean it's too much? If it's too rich then any sort of chocolate icing will be the same. If it's too sweet then milk chocolate will make it worse.
If it's too bitter then milk chocolate would work, but I'd be inclined to go for white chocolate and put some sharp berries on as well to cut through it.

hulahoopsilove Tue 15-Apr-14 15:19:19

it was too bitter

Chopsypie Tue 15-Apr-14 15:21:21

Then milk or white would be fine.
Maybe just fudge icing?

hulahoopsilove Tue 15-Apr-14 15:31:58

ok will give it a go - ummmm - fudge icing is that just quarter pint double cream and melted chocolate ?

Chopsypie Tue 15-Apr-14 16:12:13

I do melted sugar and butter, with icing sugar and a bit of milk.

PatriciaKrenwinkel Tue 15-Apr-14 16:16:45

Use the Mary Berry Sunday Best chocolate fudge cake icing recipe:
For the fudge icing:

55g/2oz hard margarine
25g/1oz cocoa powder, sifted
About 2 tbsp milk
225g/8oz icing sugar, sifted.

Make the icing: melt the margarine in a small pan, add the cocoa powder and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the milk and icing sugar. Beat well until smooth. Cool a little until the icing is of spreading consistency.

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