2-Ingredient Pumpkin Frosting

This frosting is one of those brilliant, silly-simple recipes you'd never know was made with just two ingredients: canned pumpkin puree and chopped up chocolate. You start by cooking the pumpkin to concentrate its flavor and thicken it, then simply stir in the chocolate until it melts. The sweet and tangy results are the perfect complement to cake, and the creamy consistency spreads easily into gorgeous swoops.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 cups (enough for one 9-by-13-inch cake)
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Ingredients

One 15-ounce can pure pumpkin puree

10 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

Directions

  1. Add the pumpkin puree to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until it bubbles, thickens and darkens slightly, about 10 minutes.
  2. Off the heat, stir the chocolate into the pumpkin puree until it's melted and the frosting is smooth. Cool for at least 10 minutes before using. The frosting will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week; stir until smooth. 
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