Richmond chocolate frosting good on any cake

This is a recipe my mother used way back when I was a little girl.  It is a family favorite since we all love dark chocolate.  Remember to double the recipe for a 2 layer cake, BUT don’t double the cornstarch.
Good on chocolate cake, yellow cake or on ANY cake, for that matter!

Richmond Chocolate Frosting
½ cup sugar
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
One  1 oz. square unsweetened chocolate, grated
Dash salt
½ cup boiling water
1 ½ Tablespoons butter
½ tsp. vanilla extract
Mix sugar and cornstarch.  Add grated chocolate and salt.  Add water, cook until mixture thickens.  Remove from heat, add butter and vanilla extract.  Spread on cake while frosting is still warm.

Send recipes or comments to Judge Esther Barger, 211 N. Temple, Diboll, TX  75941 or email to ebarger@angelina
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