Forget store-bought chocolate frosting, you're just 10 mins away from making the BEST chocolate frosting!
For me the chocolate 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
Your food is only as good as the ingredients you use, so choose them wisely.
Go for high-quality organic dark chocolate, I find the 72% works very well, it's not too sweet and not too bitter.
A bar of 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.
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 flavor of the chocolate.
Icing sugar is a 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.
For a rich texture opt for fresh whole milk. You can also use semi-skimmed milk, but I wouldn't recommend skimmed-milk or 0% fat milk.
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!
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How To Make The Best Chocolate Frosting
- 70 g butter, I use homemade butter
- 100 g 72% dark chocolate, chopped
- 125 g icing sugar
- 50 ml whole fresh milk
- 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.
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