I had always reserved this frosting recipe for when I made my friend Gail's Red Velvet Cake. Because that's the frosting Gail said goes with the cake. I trust Gail.
What I failed to consider was the possibility of frosting other baked goods with this amazing "cooked" frosting recipe. I haven't made Red Velvet Cake in years -- although I used to make it for all the kids birthdays -- until they started requesting other cakes or desserts. Or dirt....cake.
Call it the power of suggestion -- or craving -- or a sweet tooth, but I needed a reason to make these chocolate cupcakes and frost them with my favorite frosting. When friends of ours called Saturday afternoon inviting us over for dinner that night -- I started baking.
The frosting did not disappoint.
The cupcakes weren't bad either.