Lori Peterkin of Albuquerque uses high-protein, shelf-stable tofu, (non-refrigerated) instead of butter in chocolate frosting. The frosting is so smooth, cool, and creamy that her kids also like it as a pudding.

  • Makes 2 cups; enough for a 2-layer 8- or 9-inch cake, a 9- by 13-inch cake, or 2 dozen cupcakes.



  1. Pour chocolate into a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Heat in a microwave oven on half power until chocolate is soft, 2 to 2½ minutes.
  3. Meanwhile in a blender combine tofu, rum and vanilla.
  4. Whirl until smoothly pureed.
  5. Stir chocolate until smooth.
  6. Scrape into blender with tofu mixture.
  7. Whirl until smoothly pureed.
  8. Pour into a bowl and nest in ice water.
  9. Stir often until frosting is cold, 10 to 12 minutes.
  10. Use or cover airtight and chill up to 2 days, stir before spreading.

Notes Edit

  1. Rum, orange or coffee flavor liqueur, or water may be used to flavor the frosting.

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