Does Anyone Have A Good Chocolate Buttercream Recipe

Baking By Littlemizcupcake40 Updated 23 Aug 2011 , 7:15pm by frenchfancy

Littlemizcupcake40 Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 5:09pm
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I have a great basic buttercream icing. I want to know what ppl add to make it chocolatey.... (i.e., cocoa powder, melt chocolate chips, syrup), etc. Please let me know???

Also, on another note, does anyone use just a basic buttercream on their carrot & red velvet cupcakes or is the rule of thumb these 2 have to have cream cheese buttercream???? Please let me know.

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matthewkyrankelly Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 5:25pm
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Trial and error is best. I think the best chocolate anything has a combination.

So, melt some chocolate and add it in. Sprinkle in some cocoa and see what it does. Work it 'til you get the flavor you want, but keep notes!

FYI - I personally think that a small amount of coffee and a pinch of salt really enhance the chocolate flavor.

JGMB Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 5:35pm
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I love this one:

It crusts well, pipes beautifully, and it's delicious!

gramof5 Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 5:43pm
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For chocolate buttercream, I just melt unsweetened chocolate and add it to my regular buttercream, adding until it tastes chocolate-y enough.

For my carrot and red velvet cakes, I use my regular buttercream, since I don't have enough refrigerator space to store cakes.

Emmar308 Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 5:51pm
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I add a dollop of my chocolate ganache to my buttercream to make a fantastic choc BC. Lovely!

frenchfancy Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 7:15pm
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I use this recipe for my chocolate buttercream.
250g butter
275g powdered icing sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
175g melted 70% cocoa dark chocolate

it is lovely creamy but very chocolatey

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