Real Chocolate Buttercream

Decorating By JeCookie Updated 14 Sep 2008 , 11:16am by bettinashoe

JeCookie Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 4:43am
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Hello All,

I've been trying to find a good chocolate buttercream recipe that is dark, but is real chocolate. I've tried adding coffee, cocoa powder, but I'm still not coming up with a good texture for icing a cake. Can anyone please help me find a good chocolate buttercream recipe?


I typically used buttercream with the shortening recipe.

Thanks for your help.

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marion123 Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 10:35am
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Morning.. I just had this question.. All of the cc memebers were very helpul, Let me see if I can somehow cut & paste my post for you.

marion123 Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 10:37am
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What is the best one that I should use for making Cho. buttercream... I know that Hersey's has one.. Is that a good one?

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I use Hershey's and have never had any problems with it.

Good luck

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I have used lots of cocoa powders, but I have found that when I use the semi-sweet baking squares, the icing comes out smoother and has a better taste.




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rvercher23 wrote:
I have used lots of cocoa powders, but I have found that when I use the semi-sweet baking squares, the icing comes out smoother and has a better taste.


I agree with that. I think the cocoa powder tastes like cocoa powder but when you use the chocolae squares its delicious! Only way I do it now.




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I'm going to use the squares.. When do I add it to my Wilton Buttercream that I learned from m Wilton class? I need to melt them and do Ilet them cool before I add to the buttercream?

Thank you so much

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I like the Special Dark Hershey's Cocoa Powder. I love the color it makes!




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I always use Ghiradelli chocolate squares in the baking aisle. I've read several posts on here from people who have said that cocoa powder makes the icing grainy so I haven't used the powder at all.

I melt the squares in the microwave in a glass Pyrex measuring cup and let it cool before I add it to the icing.

Let us know how it turns out!




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Try my chocolate velvet buttercream recipe (it's highlighted on the home page right now). The 2lb is powdered sugar I left that off
By the way I haven't had problems with it being grainy.

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I just use Nestle, but I also use Hershey Syrup for the liquid. Makes a nice dark brown chocolaty BC

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I've used Nestle and Hershey's powder as well as melted squares and choc. syrup. They all provide a different taste. I've never had a problem with grainy texture from the powders. Personally I use a half/half mix of the squares and Nestle's powder. I like the taste better and I'll end up with a slightly lighter brown color that I like.




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10x based Buttercreams can come out grainy even without the cocoa power IMO.

Use the best chocolate you can afford. Lindt's, Ghiradelli are easy to find, good quality and not expensive.

Semisweet is good, but I prefer Bittersweet for a deeper chocolate taste.




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carissa123 wrote:
What is the best one that I should use for making Cho. buttercream... I know that Hersey's has one.. Is that a good one?


I always use hershey's. Love it, there cake receipe on the box is the only chocolate cake receipe that I use.




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KateyK wrote:
I like the Special Dark Hershey's Cocoa Powder. I love the color it makes!


Not to mention the taste of it! YUMMY!! So so good!




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I have tried some of the other higher priced cocoa's but I always come back to Hershey's. Ditto Wesha!!!




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I have tried some of the other higher priced cocoa's but I always come back to Hershey's. Ditto Wesha!!!




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bettinashoe Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 11:16am
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Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa has a really good recipe on their box.

1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla

Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk bringing to spreading consistency. Add small amount of extra milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. Makes 2 cups of frosting.

This has a wonderfully rich taste. (It's the Special Dark Cocoa that does it.)

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