Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Best Chocolate Buttercream Frosting


I usually don't believe the hype when recipes are labeled "the best" or "the ultimate".  So when I came across this post labeled "Perfect Chocolate Buttercream Frosting", I was a little skeptical.  Boy...was I ever wrong.

This frosting is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

It doesn't take many ingredients.  And once you try it, you will be hooked.  Forever.

What you will need

3 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
1 cup of unsweetened cocoa
5 cups of confectioner sugar
1/2 cup of milk
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of espresso powder

If you checked out the post I mentioned (and you should), you will notice that I doubled the amount of espresso powder.  My husband loves coffee flavored anything so hence the change.

Beat the cocoa and butter together until well combined.  It will be a very dark sticky chocolate.  Add in one cup of sugar and one tablespoon of milk on low speed.  Once the two are combined, turn the mixer on medium speed for about a minute.  Lower the speed and add more sugar and milk and keep the cycle going until all the sugar is gone.  You may not use all the milk.  You will have to watch the consistency of the frosting.

Add in the vanilla and espresso powder at the end and combine until well mixed.

I have made this frosting the day before an event and just kept it in the fridge.  You can set it out until it gets to room temp or heat in the microwave on very small amounts until you can run a spoon through it.

It is absolutely amazing on the chocolate cake mentioned on the website too.

Now to thumb through the thesaurus for another word for "amazing"...

Print Recipe - Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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