As promised, here’s a finished look of the Easter Rose Cakelets we had for dessert over the weekend. I used a boxed cake mix because it was super easy and greased/floured the bejeezus out of the pan. They popped out without a problem. Phewf! My sisters each had genius ideas that made these really good. #7 suggested using Mom’s recipe of Minute Fudge Frosting (misnomer as it takes about 15 minutes) and #1 recommended dipping the bottoms in the frosting which added to their yumminess. In hindsight, I would only dip the bottoms and not drizzle frosting on top too to preserve the “rose” look. A sprinkle of powdered sugar would have been prettier, but what can you do? Now I know for next time!

Here’s the recipe for Minute Fudge Frosting…it is REALLY REALLY good!
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup shortening
2 sq. unsweetened chocolate (cut up) – I used the equivalent  of unsweetened cocoa powder and it worked fine
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix all ingredients in saucepan except vanilla. Stir over low heat until chocolate & shortening melt. Bring to full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute and then remove from heat. Stir until lukewarm and then add vanilla. Continue stirring until smooth/spreadable consistency.

The frosting will be thin enough to dip or drizzle over baked goods. Once it firms up you can heat it up and it will become drizzly again.

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