My latest baking addiction isn’t actually baking at all, but creating fudge! I found a really easy homemade fudge recipe online a few weeks ago and now I am hooked!
I normally use frosting from a canister when I am baking cakes and cupcakes. They are just so easy to use and there isn’t any gamble on whether or not they will taste great, like there is with homemade frosting recipes. After spooning out the frosting onto my baked goods, I usually lick the spoon because they taste so good!
I finally found a way to indulge in my love of cake frosting without actually sitting down to eat it right out of the canister—with this homemade fudge recipe that uses cake frosting as its base!
The funny thing is that I have never been much of a fudge lover. I have always found it to be too gooey, too sweet and not chocolaty enough for me. That all changed when I had a piece of apple pie fudge on vacation in North Carolina last year! Now I always try a small sample when I come across fudge in sweet shops. Half the fun is figuring out which flavors are the best ones; I’ve discovered that while I don’t really care for chocolate fudge, I love different flavors like cheesecake, key lime pie and cookie dough!
I have been experimenting with all different types of recipes to create different flavor combinations; between the variety of frosting flavors and the different kinds of chocolate you can use, the possibilities are endless!
My most recent flavor experiments resulted in this strawberry shortcake homemade fudge recipe and I think that it’s my best one yet!
Strawberry shortcake fudge
Yield: 24 squares
Prep Time: 10
Cook Time: 25
Total Time: 35
1 canister of strawberry frosting
1 canister of vanilla frosting
1 bag of white chocolate chips
1/2 a bag of red Wilton candy melts
assorted sprinkles (optional)
Place your Wilton candy melts and your white chocolate chips in two separate microwave safe bowls and cook at 30 second intervals until they are completely melted and smooth. Stir between each interval, total cooking time should be two minutes but will vary depending on the type of chocolate you use and your microwave.
Once your chocolate and your candy melts are melted, stir the strawberry frosting into the red Wilton candy melts until completely combined.
Do the same with your vanilla frosting and melted white chocolate chips.
Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray - make sure to get the sides and corners!
Pour the strawberry mixture into the pan and smooth with the back of a spoon. Pour the vanilla frosting mixture on top, being careful not to mix the two, as you want two separate layers of color.
Smooth with the back of a spoon and let sit for about 5 minutes so that it begins to set.
If you are adding sprinkles, add them now and gently pat down with your fingers so that they set IN the fudge.
Refrigerate for 25 minutes, or until the fudge is completely set.
Run the blade of a butter knife along the edges of the pan to loosen your fudge from the sides and gently pry out of the pan - I used a fork.
If stored in an airtight container, this homemade fudge recipe will stay good for a week or so, but will begin to dry out if it is not eaten by the end of the first week.
I would love to hear what you think about this homemade fudge recipe if you try it at home! Let us know if you try another flavor combination, and what kind of chocolate and frosting you use!