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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Classic Fudge-Frosted Yellow Cake and Homemade Frosty Ice Cream

Last Tuesday was National Chocolate Milkshake Day and also a gathering of six for dinner. The manageable approach was to make a milkshake ice cream on Monday night—a copycat version of Wendy's chocolate Frosty—followed by baking a cake on Tuesday morning. As shown in the picture at the top, I'm certainly not a food stylist but I don't think the point is the picture! The ice cream was churned in the big freezer chest, with the rock salt and huge bag of ice from the corner market:

And it could hardly be a birthday celebration without that cake. I went with the King Arthur single-layer yellow cake with the American classic goopy fudge frosting. While I deviated slightly from the recipe and got a bit of a scare with the icing, a good dosing of my homemade chocolate sauce brought it into shiny pourable goodness for a very tasteful final rendering:

Ice cream and cake together: now there's a marriage made in belly heaven.

"Classic Yellow Cake with Fudge Frosting," from PJ Hamel of King Arthur Flour. See also PJ's blog post of the same name [Published 26 December 2011]

The recipe for a copycat Wendy's Chocolate Frosty was originally discovered in a discussion thread on the Southern Living blogs, posted by user Pat (pbj1118). Most recipes on the web are not an exact match, although I'm sure they're still good!

Flavor boosted with homemade chocolate syrup, from a batch based on "Hershey's Chocolate Syrup," from Stephanie Manley of [Published 25 August 2020 / Updated 15 September 2021]

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