Okay so I haven't found a chocolate buttercream recipe that I love and I need to make a cake next week with chocolate buttercream. Does anyone have a no-fail, totally delicious chocolate buttercream recipe?
Desperately Looking =)
Melt some chocolate squares or even chocolate chips (semi sweet) and incorporate that into your finished icing.
Toba Garrett's chocolate b/c is absolutely delicious!! I think the recipe is on this site, but it is also over the internet. hth What the op said , is also a good way too.
Thank you guys sooo much, I appreciate it!
I love the recipe on the back of the Hershey's Cocoa can. Yummy.
Other than Chocolate SMBC the only other chocolate icing or frosting I love is chocolate ganache.
I really don't care for chocolate icing made with cocoa powder and confectioners sugar...and if you add melted chocolate to it, it becomes this strange texture.
I add melted high quality chocolate to my finished SMBC and that's really really delicious....like a light chocolate mousse/whipped cream. That's what it reminds me of.
But nothing packs the chocolate flavor punch like chocolate ganache.
It depends on what you're looking for.
I agree with Cakestyles. I have made frosting starting with ganache and then added powdered sugar to it to make it a bit stiffer.
America's Test Kitchen has a chocolate frosting recipe that might be worth a try - their recipes are usually quite good and dependable. Usually I use ganache on my cakes (the more chocolate the merrier), but if you don't want something that dense or expensive to make, this recipe is worth a look. I suggest you google to find it. I made it once a long time ago and I recall it was pretty tasty.
can i use choc buttercream as a dirty icing for fondont? and what can i use for the middle between the cake layers?
Toba Garretts. The only recipe I use. I sub cream or non dairy coffee creamer for the liquer. 2 cups butter room temp 1/2 cup crisco 3 lbs powdered sugar 1 cup dutch cocoa ( Droste) 3 T meringue powder 1 t salt 5 oz chocolate liquer (opptional) 2 T milk 1 T pure vanilla 2 cups refrigerated Ganache
yeah I think I'm gonna try out Toba Garrett's recipe this weekend and see how I like it. thanks everyone for your help! If I don't like this one I will try the other suggestions. I think it's going to be experimenting time this weekend =)