Tofu Note: Be sure to use SILKEN brand tofu here, not standard tofu (they have completely different textures). Choose the extra-firm silken.
Vanilla Note: Vanilla bean powder has exquisite flavor, but you can substitute 1 tsp of vanilla extract. For other flavor variations, substitute the vanilla with 1/2 –1 tsp orange extract for a chocolate- orange twist or 1/2 –1 tsp mint extract for a chocolate-peppermint frosting!
Maple Syrup Note: For me, this frosting is sweet enough with just 1 tbsp of syrup, but depending on the brand of dark chocolate chips, you may want to add the maple syrup to sweeten more for the kiddos. Serving Note: is will modestly frost a 2-layer cake. For a very thick layer of frosting on a 2-layer cake, double the batch.
Idea: Try as a filling for an unbaked pie, or as thin layer to sandwich between cookies.