How to Cover a Cake With Hard Chocolate

By Serena Styles

The icing on a cake is the finishing touch that adds both a visual and tasty appeal to this dessert. There are several different types of cake icing to choose from, ranging from simple cream frosting to a hard chocolate coating. If you want to cover a cake with hard chocolate, you must make your own icing after the cake is finished. This hard chocolate icing recipe makes enough to cover one 9-inch-by-13-inch cake.

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Make your own scrumptious Ding Dongs by adding a hard chocolate coating to cake.

Step 1

Fill the bottom pan of a double boiler three-fourths of the way with water and bring it to a simmer over medium heat on a stove top.

Step 2

Add 1/2 cup butter or margarine and 10 oz. semisweet chocolate squares into the double boiler's top pan. Stir frequently with a spoon until the chocolate and butter melts and is an even consistency.

Step 3

Place a cooled, baked cake onto a cookie sheet. Try to place the cake in the center of the cookie sheet, as you will not be able to move it while the chocolate sets.

Step 4

Spoon the melted chocolate mixture onto the cake and spread it with a butter knife in an even layer. Cover the top and sides of the cake with the chocolate mixture.

Step 5

Leave the cake uncovered at room temperature for two hours to allow the chocolate coating to set. Slice with a sharp knife to avoid breaking the hard chocolate coating.