In saucepan melt 1/2 c. butter. Add 4 T. cocoa and 5 T. milk to melted butter and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and pour over one box of powdered sugar. Add 1 t. vanilla and chopped nuts if desired. Beat with mixer until smooth. Pour immediately over cooled cake.
From whence it came: Karen! Oh how I love this lady. Karen Perkins is one of my favorite people in the whole wide world! She was like a second mom to me when I was growing up. I am truly blessed to have a wonderful mom, and doubly blessed to have a wonderful second mom. Karen had such a profound impact on my life. I am a better person for knowing her. I love you, Karen Perkins! You are a hero to me!
Why it's blogable: This frosting is more like fudge. It's like having a piece of fudge on top of your cake. Cake and fudge in the same bite? Now that's what I call heaven! It's so easy to make and everyone just loves it! I made it tonight and poured it over this chocolate cake. And then I took it to a church dinner. And I didn't bring a single piece home because it was all gone. Because it's so good!
Here's a cake tip for y'all: My friend, Janice, taught me that if you bake a box cake for one hour at 300 degrees it will turn out amazing every time. Let me tell ya, Janice is right! Just mix up a box cake mix and pour it into a 9x13 pan, bake for an hour at 300 and you will have yourself one yum-e cake. Don't worry, it won't be dry. It will be oh so good! Then all you have to do is make this frosting and pour it on top and stand still while everyone kisses your feet for making such a fabulous cake! (Be sure and get a pedicure, first!)
Here's the printable:
Karen's Chocolate Frosting
Hope you enjoy stirring it up!