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Cooked Vanilla Frosting (and my favorite chocolate cake)

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This is a classic recipe for a vanilla frosting that is made with (of all things) a roux of cooked milk and flour. When added to whipped butter and granulated sugar, the frosting whips up to resemble a silky whipped cream frosting. It's one of the best cake icings I've ever made, and it couldn't be easier! I've decided to include the recipe for my favorite extra-moist chocolate cake. Together, this makes an impressive cake that will disappear fast!

Ingredients

For the cake:
1-¾ cup all-purpose flour (I use King Arthur Flour unbleached flour)
2 cups sugar
¾ cups unsweetened cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 cup black coffee, cooled (I used a dark roast coffee. You can't taste the coffee, but the chocolate is deeper in flavor and richness with this ingredient
1 cup buttermilk (or 1 Tbsp lemon juice with milk to equal 1 cup; or 1 Tbsp vinegar with milk to equal 1 cup)
½ cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
For the cooked vanilla frosting:
5 Tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour (I use King Arthur brand)
1 cup milk
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1-2 tsp vanilla
NOTE: I doubled these ingredients to be sure I had enough to frost a cake.

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