Sunday, April 22, 2012

Chocolate Icing for AZ Centennial Cake

Leslie Christiansen demonstrated Historymaker Polly Rosenbaum's 100th birthday cake at the AZ History Convention. A great way to remember Polly and celebrate Arizona's Centennial. Attendees were very happy to sample the results.

Zona Lorig and Ruth McLeod presented the Historical League's Centennial book, Arizona Recollections and Reflections. This Legacy Project book celebrates the Historymakers Program and honors those who have helped to grow this state. Mary Parker was chair for the session.

Happy Birthday Arizona.

Chocolate Icing from page 137 Tastes & Treasures

Ingredients for icing:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
6 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 (1-pound) package confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

Directions for icing:
Combine the butter, milk and baking cocoa in a saucepan 5 minutes before the cake tests done and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Let it simmer for about 30 seconds so the chocolate can bloom and release it's yummy goodness. Pour over the confectioners’ sugar in a heatproof bowl and whisk until smooth. Stir in the vanilla and pecans. Pour icing over warm cake and spread. Resist the urge to lick the spatula until you are done!

AKA Polly's 100th Birthday Cake!

Serves 12 to 16