This weekend, Joey and I had a date to celebrate the fact that he passed a very important work-related certification exam. Naturally, I thought baking a cake was in order and had intended to share with you a cake and frosting recipe. However, the cake was a tad on the dry side and not yet ready to share. The frosting, on the other hand, was fabulous. 
It was thick, dense, and ultimately rich in the very best sense. And I was so delighted with how easy it was to work with when frosting a cake. The smooth, shiny, velvety texture made cake decorating a breeze. I would, however, offer this bit of advice: this frosting is best eaten on the day you frost the cake. After a day it loses its luster just a bit. Though it didn’t really stop me. 
And now for a public service announcement: If you haven’t gotten your flu shot this year, go and do so this week. Though I felt decently healthy on Friday and was on the mend from my recent sickness, I woke up Saturday morning with chills, intense body aches, and major chest congestion. The doctor’s diagnosis on Saturday was Influenza B, and I spent the rest of the weekend in a ball on the couch. It was no fun and a flu shot could have saved me a bunch of pain and discomfort. 
Take care of yourselves and have a happy Monday!
Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting
Adapted just slightly from Maida Heatter’s Cakes
Ingredients
*12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
*16 oz. milk chocolate chips
*1 pint sour cream
*1 tsp. vanilla extract 
*1/4 cup milk
Instructions
*Heat semi-sweet chocolate and milk chocolate in a saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until just melted. Remove from heat and pour into the bowl of an electric mixer. Add in sour cream and vanilla and beat 1 to 2 minutes on low heat until smooth. Add in milk and beat an additional 30 seconds. 
*Spoon over cake and spread into an even layer. 
Happy baking!
Madison
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08266961453200555850 wendyywy @ Table for 2….. or more

    Take good care and rest well.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02940090941869112363 Romance In A Glance

    Never heard of sour cream frosting, but it actually sounds really good! Hope you feel better!

    How is the wedding planning coming along? Hope it is going great!

    ~Romantic Savy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00485372901341944676 Tracy

    Sorry you got the flu! I had a flu shot this year and STILL got the flu – it was horrible!

    On another note that cake looks delicious!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04945906301035526440 Catherine

    Well the frosting sounds great! I do hope you feel better real soon. Blessings, Catherine

  • http://keepitsweet.wordpress.com Lauren at KeepItSweet

    I've never made frosting with sour cream so I am definitely anxious to try this. Hope you are feeling much better soon!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01805363571005183653 Angela

    Feel better, Madi! Definitely going to try out this frosting soon.

  • http://rachelbuckingham.wordpress.com/ rachelbuckingham

    This looks fantastic! My best friend's birthday is coming up, and she loves chocolate cake with chocolate frosting! I am definitely going to try this recipe! Thanks for posting! I hope you feel better soon!

  • http://helennaturally.wordpress.com/ helennaturally

    Sunday was just the perfect day for frosting. I made my dad's 50th bday cake with a decadent old fashion fudge frosting :)

  • http://www.medifastcouponsfor2011.org Medifast Coupons

    It would be okay to melt the chocolate in the microwave wouldn't it? Just lazy is all.
    Great sounding icing, thanks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02787782967742473914 Danae – The Busty Baker

    I'm always looking for a new chocolate frosting recipe, and I've always wanted to try a sour cream frosting! So I'm definitely bookmarking this one! Thanks for the recipe, and hope you feel better.

  • http://www.6bittersweets.com Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets

    Mmm that looks great — love the rich look and I'm sure, taste.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16867804397892866208 Pretty. Good. Food.

    I've never thought to use sour cream in frosting, this sounds great! Definitely giving this recipe a try :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00644409437884668942 Rosy

    Wow love the icing recipe and the picture is beautiful!

  • http://huntingfortheverybest.wordpress.com Dina

    mmm that would be nice right now!