This looks like a pretty big recipe. Anybody know about how many cups it makes?
This icing is just yummy!
Thank you for posting this. It's not my MOST FAVORITE ICING!!!!
THAT WAS SUPPOSE TO READ "It's NOW my most Favorite icing!!! SORRY
can't wait to use for my birthday cake!
Best chocolate crusting buttercream I have ever tasted. Definite keeper. Thanks
awesome simply awesome Thanks
Can't wait to try it! I'm totally new to the website and cakes in general, but very excited to start this new 'adventure'. Can I subtitute the half and half or cream with milk?
Yes you can use milk instead, just watch your consistency since milk is thinner than half and half.
Yummy! Thanks for sharing! It makes about 7-8 cups!
Can I use semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate (it's what I have in the house)? Also, how long can it be stored?
You should be able to use either of those but I haven't so I'm not sure how it would turn out. It will be fine at room temp for 5-7 days, in the fridge a month, freezer I'd say 4 months.
I've never used crusting buttercream. Is it just for the outside or can I use it for the filling, too?
Filling as well :D
I just finished making this, and I had to substitute some dark chocolate chips and then some semi-sweet squares for the unsweetened chocolate. It is fabulous!!! doesn't taste like icing at all, just yummy chocolate. Thank you so much for the recipe!
I use this one with this great pb filling and my family asks for it again and again....this is the best!
This is a wonderful recipe. You do not get the grainyness that occurs with the cocoa powder. Just make sure that your chocolate is fully melted or you get little flecks of chocolate in the frosting. Also, it is a very light color. So if you want a darker color, just tint with brown.
This is my favorite chocolate buttercream. It's crusts wonderfully! The texture is smooth and satiny. I've made it at least ten times now, and I always get great reviews. The color is more of a milk chocolate brown, and pairs very well with chocolate cakes. Awesome recipe.
Sound great...does the cake have to be refridgerated because of the cream???
is this a stiff buttercream? i am needing a stiffer buttercream to make chocolate buttercream roses with
Hi. Thank you for posting your recipe. Is this a good buttercream for cupcakes?
Love this recipe!!! The first time I made it, it tasted bitter and I had to add more sugar & milk(to balance out the sugar for consistency) so I just made it with semi-sweet chocolate and it is PERFECT!!!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!! What a beautiful recipe! Used it for a groom's cake this morning and it turned out beautifully. Lovely texture and tastes delicious!!! Great to work with and it crusts so nicely. Note: I used 2/3 Baker's unsweetened chocolate and 1/3 Ghiradelli unsweetened chocolate---a chocolates lover's dream:)
why did you use salted butter over unsalted ?
Made this using unsweetened chocolate and it is great! Needed to make another batch and I only had semi sweet chocolate left so I made it- too sweet but usable. Thanks for sharing!
Just made this icing. It is wonderful! I used unsalted butter, but added a pinch of salt.
It will be my go to chocolate buttercream
Does this hold shape well? I want to use a crusting buttercream for Chewbacca's fir on a cake I have to make but I want to make sure it is stiff enough to hold its shape.
Yes, this will hold its shape :D
Yes, this will hold its shape :D
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