Hi all! I have been searching for some great chocolate frosting recipes, and this is one of the best. However it is very dark and chocolately, and I would like a milk chocolate version. I've tried about 4 variations of the original using different amounts of unsweetened chocolate, milk chocolate and cocoa butter, with varying results. I do not like the addition of powdered sugar (totally wrecks the texture).
With the egg yolk and sugar emulsion, it produces a frosting eerily like a canned frosting, with a very silky and smooth mouthfeel (but not buttery). However, the milk chocolate versions taste a little off, like maybe the egg yolk is coming through more?
Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions for a similar milk chocolate version? And what kind of frosting would you classify this as, with the egg yolk and sugar combo? An egg ganache?
Recipe from original post below:
Bittersweet Chocolate Frosting
(Found on the Epicurious.com website)
1 1/2 cups sugar
6 large eggs yolks
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix sugar, yolks, and syrup in small bowl. Bring cream to simmer in heavy 3-quart saucepan. Add both chocolates and stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in butter, then sugar mixture. Cook over low heat until mixture registers 165°F to 170°F on candy thermometer, stirring constantly, about 10 minutes. Immediately pour mixture into bowl; do not scrape sides of pan. Add vanilla.
Using electric mixer, beat frosting until cool. Let frosting stand at room temperature until thick enough to spread, stirring occasionally, 1 1/2 hours.
I forgot to mention that to thicken it up a little bit I added about one cup of Powdered Sugar.
Makes about 4 cups.
I hope you enjoy it as much as me!!!