Chocolate Buttercream

Baking By SueW Updated 12 Aug 2008 , 4:30pm by andpotts

SueW Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 4:41am
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I have never done it before and just got my first request. I don't even know where to start. Any good recipes you can suggest? Thanks!

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Lisa422 Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 4:50am
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I don't have a recipe, but would love to find a good one too. Here's a bump for you.

denette Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 4:51am
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I only have the recipe for the Wilton chocolate buttercream using the butter/crisco and cocoa powder. It's basically your regular buttercream with 3/4 cup cocoa added to it.

If you're asking about a chocolate SMBC, then I want to know the recipe too!

twooten173 Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 5:00am
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Here's what I use on the cake I sell to a restaurant. Not overly sweet.
3 sticks butter
10 oz (1.5 cups) crisco
1/2 cup milk
5 tbsp karo syrup
1.5 cups Hershey cocoa
3 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
3lbs ps

Cream everything but Karo. Add 1 lb ps let it run a little while, then add cocoa, let it run a little while, then add 2 lb ps and pour Karo over this and pulse on and off a couple of times til incorporated so ps doesn't fly out of bowl (have KA 4.5 qt mixer). When everything is incorporated, I let it run on 2 for about 5 minutes to get it nice and creamy. Add 3 - 5 tbsp of milk to thin to a nice spreading consistancy.

andpotts Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 5:13am
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I used indydebbi's buttercream recipe for crusting buttercream and then just added cocoa powder and hershey's syrup (like she saiys to) until I got the right color I wanted, it was so dang good it was hard to stop eating it out of the bowl!

spunkybear Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 5:31am
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Hey twooton173--Is your yummy recipe a crusting BC?

katie11 Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 1:56pm
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I've been looking for a great crusting chocolate buttercream. Does indydebi's buttercream crust? Where can I find her recipe? I searched for it, but nothing came up.


raquel1 Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 2:17pm
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I would also love the link to indydebbi's BC, and to know if twooten's delicious sounding BC is a crusting one icon_razz.gif BUMP!

kkswmmr114 Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 2:24pm
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I made my first crusting chocolate buttercream yesterday. I used my faux fondant buttercream: 1.5 cups crisco, 1/2 cup cake flour, 2 lbs. powdered sugar, 1/2 cup water, 1 tsp vanilla. Cream crisco and flour, add powdered sugar, water and vanilla. To modify I added about a half cup cocoa powder, added a squirt of chocolate syrup, and then reduced the powdered sugar by about a 1/2 cup. You can add more or less depending on how chocolaty you want it. I had to add alot more water though... It tastes really good!! My mom, who HATES buttercream, LOVED this chocolate buttercream. It is very light and crusts well. Good luck!!

imakecakes Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 2:25pm
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I use the Hersey's cocoa recipe on the back of the container--yummmmyy! It crusts well, too. Hint: heat the milk to a warm temp before adding, it makes it really nice and creamy.

twooten173 Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 4:15am
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It crusts nicely. I tend to use it on the thicker side in the hot weather so I can smooth it quickly with the VIVA.

SeriousCakes Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 4:59am
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I use this recipe but I add 6 oz. of unsweetened chocolate that's been melted and cooled, I add it just before I add the sugar. It's soooo good! And it crusts after about 7-10 minutes.

raquel1 Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 5:20pm
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That is some beautiful cake and that buttercream looks fabulous! Sooo smooth. Your "stained glass" cake top is stunning! icon_smile.gif Would love to know what you used for the colors icon_smile.gif

Originally Posted by Serious_Cakes

I use this recipe but I add 6 oz. of unsweetened chocolate that's been melted and cooled, I add it just before I add the sugar. It's soooo good! And it crusts after about 7-10 minutes.

SeriousCakes Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 7:44pm
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Hi raquel1, I'll send you a PM icon_biggrin.gif

Wendoger Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 8:00pm
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rayven Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 8:16pm
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The Chocolate Hazelnut Buttercream recipe in the recipe files is the best I have ever had!!!

andpotts Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 4:30pm
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Here's a link to IndyDebbi's Crusting Buttercream recipe thread. I've done it with half butter half crisco and all crisco (do not use butter flavored crisco!) and it comes out great both ways. This stuff can really stand up to heat and humidity too, maybe it's the dreamwhip. When I made it chocolate by adding, cocoa powder, hershey's syrup and just a tiny drop of almond extract and a little bit of butavan emulsion, it was to die for, I seriously had to run water in the bowl so I would stop sticking my finger in it icon_smile.gif

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