Forget store-bought chocolate frosting, you’re just 10 mins away from making the BEST chocolate frosting!
For me the frosting is equally important as the cake (or cupcakes). It must be smooth, rich and complement well the spongy cake. I’ve always made my own frostings, and this chocolate one is hands down the best of them all.
To make the best chocolate frosting you only need 4 ingredients: dark chocolate, butter, sugar and milk. Your food is only as good as the ingredients you use, so choose them wisely.Chocolate: Go for high-quality organic dark chocolate, I find the 72% works very well, it’s not too sweet and not too bitter. A good dark chocolate should have in its ingredients list cocoa, cocoa butter, sugar and sometimes vanilla flavoring. Stay away from chocolates that list sugar as first ingredient, or have unnecessary additives.
Butter: I use my homemade butter whenever I can, but any good quality butter will work just as well. I opt for slightly salted butter, but if you use unsalted butter, add a pinch of sea salt in the frosting mixture, which will enhance the amazing flavor of the chocolate.
Sugar: Icing sugar is the common road. Most of the frosting recipes out there list a huge amount of sugar, I tried the versions with 3 cups of sugar and it’s just overly sweet for me, so I only use half the amount. Also, I like to make my own using a powerful blender (such as a Vitamix). Homemade icing sugar is super easy to make and doesn’t have cornstarch or other additions like the store-bought version.
Milk: For a richer consistency opt for fresh whole milk. For this recipe I used a2Milk, an award-winning milk brand which produces naturally milk without the a1 protein, so it’s suitable for sensible tummies. I’ve had dairy intolerance for years, then I switched to a2milk a couple years ago and never looked back. All the bloating and indigestion issues magically disappeared, and it tastes delicious, so I highly recommend it!Once you have gathered all the right ingredients, you’re just 10 mins away from making the BEST chocolate frosting. All you have to do is mixing the melted butter with chocolate, then slowly incorporate the sugar and milk. Et-voila’, before you know it, your chocolate frosting is all ready to go.You can frost cakes, donuts, cupcakes, cookie sandwiches or just grab a spoon and eat it like that – This chocolate frosting is smooth, rich, decadent and SO delicious, you’ll never buy pre-made frosting again!DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?
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- 70gr butter ( I use homemade butter)
- 100gr high-quality 72% dark chocolate, chopped
- 125gr confectioner's / icing sugar
- 50ml whole fresh milk ( I use a2milk)
- Put the butter in a microwave-proof bowl and microwave for 30 secs, until melted.
- Transfer the butter in a large bowl and add the chopped chocolate. Mix until the chocolate has melted and you have a smooth mixture.
- Mix in the sugar slowly, alternating it with the milk.
- Mix all the ingredients until the frosting reaches a smooth rich consistency.
- Use it straight away, or refrigerate for 15 min if you want a more solid texture.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge.
This post is sponsored by a2Milk. I am a huge fan of this brand and I’m really proud to collaborate with their team. I use a2Milk regularly and I can’t recommend it enough. Thank you for supporting the brands that support The Petite Cook!