Tuesday, July 19, 2011

the best chocolate buttercream frosting ever


Are you ready? For me to give away one of my greatest recipe secrets!? For the creamiest, richest, best chocolate frosting EVER.
Here goes.....


Chocolate Mousse Buttercream Frosting

4 sticks (2 cups) of softened butter (i prefer salted)
3 cups powdered sugar (sometimes I add a tiny bit more, depends on your cocoa powder)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup whipping cream/heavy cream

Cream the butter until fluffy. Which takes at least a few minutes.
Then add the powdered sugar about 1/2 cup at a time. To avoid  it from flying everyone and creating a sugar dust cloud in you kitchen.
Add vanilla
Add 1 cup cocoa powder, mix well, scrape down sides as needed.
Then add the cream. Beat for a couple more minutes till its fluffy and beautiful.

Taste to see if it is sweet enough.
I find that these measurements pair perfectly with a Devils Food Chocolate cake. It's a little darker than milk chocolate.
You can also half this recipe easily for less frosting. But I think this much frosting is perfect for 2 dozen cupcakes or a layered cake.
This really is my favorite chocolate frosting. It has taken a LONG time for me to get this recipe right. I have gone through countless batches of frosting. And most I have just had to throw away they were so gross. I don't know why finding a good chocolate frosting has been so hard. But I am glad I have found it. I LOVE IT!


It is a fantastic frosting for anything! Cupcakes, Cakes, Fillings, Brownies, etc..
or just eating straight.
not that I've tried that.....

I will post my Vanilla version soon!


Steph said...

This looks really good right now. Even to eat straight! Thanks for posting. I'll definitely find an excuse to try this :) Harper's first birthday . . . practice for Harper's first birthday . . .

minipuppy said...

Thanks Lindsay for the recipe. It was so yummie !!!