I want to find a good recipe for chocolate buttercream to use on cupcakes like birthday vanilla or chocolate cake with chocolate bc. I only use butter in my icing and I do not like meringue type bc.
I have tried making ganache and mixing it with regular bc and I have tried making bc with cocoa and with melting wafers. My biggest problem is that I hate chocolate icing...I always have, even as a kid. I don't have a good reference point because I would rather scrape off the icing than eat it.
Obviously customers like chocolate frosting on cupcakes so I will make something but what is the best for birthday cupcakes?
Also, what is a scratch equivalent to the chocolate fudge icing? Is that just a whipped ganache? If so, do you prefer milk chocolate, semi-sweet or dark?
Hershey's has a wonderful recipe on the back of their cocoa powder container. I believe it is called perfectly chocolate icing. It's very simple and delicious.
^^^ I second that! Hands down winner.
And use Hershey's cocoa---hated the Nestle one!