Chocolate frosting

This is going to be a frustrating recipe to write down, but I got a lot of compliments on it, so I at least want to give you the basic idea. The problem is that this frosting didn’t end up the same as how I had intended, because my original frosting wasn’t very good. But to fix the original I just added stuff without measuring.

Chocolate Frosting

1 bag Ghirardelli 60% cocoa chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon butter
powdered sugar

Place the chocolate chips in a heat-proof mixing bowl.

Heat the heavy cream, butter, and vanilla in a small sauce pan on the stove until it is simmering and very close to boiling.

Pour the hot cream mixture onto the chocolate chips and let sit for 1-2 minutes. Then using a scraper or spoon, slowly mix the chocolate and the cream until smooth.

Let cool at room temperature until completely cool.

Using an electric mixer beat the chocolate mixture on medium speed, adding powdered sugar 1-2 tablespoons at a time until it is the consistency and taste that you like.

You can just use a spoon, knife, or icing knife to spread onto cupcakes or cake. I attached a star icing tip to a ziploc bag and used that to pipe the icing- I find this to be easier than using a spoon or knife, and the results look better.

Cupcakes 3.26.09


Cupcakes 3.26.09

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3 Comments »

  1. […] from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Once the cupcakes are cool, frost with chocolate icing. Place a mini marshmallow on top, and run a lighter briefly over the tops to toast (you may have to […]

  2. […] Use a melon baller, or just a small spoon, and scoop out part of the middle of the cupcakes. Fill with chocolate ganache, or chocolate frosting. […]

  3. […] Use a melon baller, or just a small spoon, and scoop out part of the middle of the cupcakes. Fill with chocolate ganache, or chocolate frosting. […]

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