Easy Chocolate Frosting

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    This is the easiest frosting I have ever made. You don’t need to wait for the butter to get to room temperature, just melt the butter and chocolate and add sugar and you are done. It is that easy and tastes great. I used semi-sweet chocolate here but for a more chocolaty flavor use bittersweet chocolate.

    The frosting will go well with these chocolate cupcakes or any other cupcake/cake for that matter. I mean it’s chocolate right? It goes with everything!

     

    Ingredients

    Salted Butter: 1/2 cup, melted & cooled

    Semi sweet chocolate: 2 oz, melted & cooled

    Confectioners/Powdered Sugar: 2.5 cups

    Vanilla extract: 1/2 tsp

    Heavy cream: 2-3 tbsp

     

    Method

    1. Chop the chocolate finely. I used semi sweet chocolate but for a stronger chocolate flavor, use bittersweet variety.

    2. In a pan melt together the butter and chocolate. Stir till smooth. Let it cool to room temperature.

    3. Pour the cooled butter and chocolate mixture in the steel bowl of your stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment.

    4. With mixer at slow speed, start adding the sugar. Once the sugar is incorporated, increase the mixer speed to high and beat for 30 seconds. Repeat the process with the remaining sugar. Also add the vanilla.

    5. Mix heavy cream/milk and beat at high speed for 1 minutes till smooth and creamy.

    When done your frosting will look something like this!

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    Decorate cakes/cupcakes with the chocolate frosting.

    Chocolate-Frosting-1-notitle-cwm* Let the butter and chocolate mixture come down to room temperature before adding sugar.

    * When you add the sugar, the mixture might appear to be little clumpy, don’t worry, just increase the mixture speed to maximum and beat for 30 seconds till it’s all well incorporated.

    * Adjust consistency of the frosting accordingly, use more cream/milk for a thinner frosting [spreading consistency] and add more sugar for thicker frosting to pipe flowers etc.

    Easy Chocolate Frosting

    Simple and delicious chocolate frosting, great with chocolate cake & cupcakes!
    Calories: 2418 kcal
    Author: Manali
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    Ingredients

    • ½ cup salted butter, melted & cooled
    • 2 oz semi sweet chocolate, melted & cooled
    • 2.5 cups confectioners sugar
    • ½ tsp vanilla extract
    • 2-3 tbsp heavy cream

    Instructions

    1. Chop the chocolate finely. Set aside.
    2. In a pan melt together the butter and chocolate. Stir till smooth. Let it cool to room temperature.
    3. Pour the cooled butter and chocolate mixture in the steel bowl of your stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment.
    4. With mixer at slow speed, start adding the sugar. Once the sugar is incorporated, increase the mixer speed to high and beat for 30 seconds. Repeat the process with the remaining sugar. Also add the vanilla.
    5. Mix heavy cream/milk and beat at high speed for 1 minutes till smooth and creamy.
    Nutrition Facts
    Easy Chocolate Frosting
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 2418 Calories from Fat 1116
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 124g191%
    Saturated Fat 77g481%
    Cholesterol 288mg96%
    Sodium 833mg36%
    Potassium 321mg9%
    Carbohydrates 330g110%
    Fiber 4g17%
    Sugar 314g349%
    Protein 5g10%
    Vitamin A 3275IU66%
    Calcium 82mg8%
    Iron 3.6mg20%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

     

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