So I have been making homemade fondant for five years now. I love using it and the things I can do with it on cakes. I have heard of chocolate fondant and thought, “yum”, but just the idea of trying to make it scared me for some reason. It sounded too gourmet maybe, or why add difficulty to something I’m pretty good at?
Well my daughter is having a horse/cowgirl birthday party and I am making cupcakes with light pink icing and a fondant horse head on the top. This means making white fondant and then using lots of brown food coloring to make it brown for the horse heads. Long process… So I remembered the chocolate fondant I have heard about. I wouldn’t have to use food coloring at all! So I attempted my own recipe and LOVED the results! It was not much harder than the white fondant. So here are the changes to my original homemade fondant recipe.
After melting the marshmallows I added 2-3 oz melted semisweet chocolate and stirred until blended. Then I added 3 Tablespoons of cocoa powder and stirred until well blended. Then I proceeded as usual adding powdered sugar until it reached the correct consistency.
I love that I didn’t have to use a drop of food coloring in the fondant! It saved me thirty minutes of kneading 🙂 Oh and let me tell you, the taste is amazing! Eric thinks it tastes like tootsie rolls, my sister says it tastes better. Here are my horse heads ready to go on some cute pink cupcakes!
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