Sometimes when we are baking, especially if there are two parts to a recipe, we find one part to be perfect and the other to be, well... unsalvageable. This is the case in the recipe I am about to post. I am posting the wonderful, rich, delicious part of the recipe-the frosting-so that the next time you are making a chocolate cake, even from the box, you will have a fantastic, homemade frosting to go on it. There is nothing better than making a box cake your own by adding homemade touches. You will love this frosting so much you might find that you don't even need the cake.
12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 tbl butter, at room temp
Put the chocolate chips and the heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl, cook for 1-2 min, stiring every 30 seconds until chips are melted (cover bowl loosely with a paper towel). Add the vanilla and let cool. When mixture is cool, add butter and mix with an electric mixer until thick. Spread on cake of your choice.