Fudge Frosting

Perhaps a good pair with Iowa chocolate cake?

From a box sold in Canby, Oregon.

Fudge Frosting

2 c. sugar
1 c. water
1/4 tsp. salt
2 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate
2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
2 Tablespoons butter
1 tsp. vanilla

Cook sugar, water, salt, chocolate and corn syrup over low heat. Stir constantly until sugar dissolves. Cover saucepan 2-3 minutes to dissolve sugar crystals on sides on pan. Uncover and continue cooking to soft ball stage, 236 deg.

Remove from heat. Add butter. Cool to lukewarm. Add vanilla and beat till spreading consistncy–at a little water if too stiff.

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