Hi Wandootie! You can try this recipes. I made them before and I really like them. They`re yammy!!
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This is the best chocolate buttercream icing ever. The icing is rich, like mousse, and outrageously delicious.
2 cups (1 lb or 454 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup (115 g) vegetable shortening
3 lbs (1.36 kg) 10X confectioners' sugar
1 cup (110 g) Dutch processed cocoa powder
3 Tbsp meringue powder
1 tsp salt
5 fl oz (150 ml) chocolate liqueur (i.e., Godiva or another)
2 Tbsp milk
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups (1 lb or 454 g) refrigerated Ganache
1. First, prepare the Ganache. Refrigerate until firm.
2. Cream the butter and shortening for 2 minutes. Stop to scrape the bowl. Cream the mixture for an additional 60 seconds.
3. Sieve cocoa powder and confectioners' sugar together. Add the sugar mixture 1 cup at a time to the creamed butter and shortening. Mix until well blended. Add meringue powder and salt and beat for one minute. Mixture will appear dry.
4. Add milk, vanilla extract, and chocolate liqueur to the buttercream. Beat until well combined.
5. Add Ganache, 1 cup at a time and beat until light and fluffy.
Storage: Store the icing in an airtight container and freeze. The icing will keep for up to 2 months.
Yield: 2 1/2 to 3 quarts (2.37 to 2.85 L)GANACHE
This chocolate cream icing is a pastry chef's staple. Use it to glaze a cake or, when it cools, whip it to a piping consistency.
1 1/2 cups (12 fl oz or 360 ml) heavy cream
1 lb (454 g) semisweet or bittersweet dark chocolate
1. In a heavy saucepan, boil heavy cream. Turn off the heat. Add chopped chocolate pieces and let it rest until melted. Use a rubber spatula to stir the mixture until all the pieces are melted.
2. Pour it into a room-temperature bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate the ganache until firm.
Note: For White Chocolate Ganache, substitute white chocolate for semisweet or bittersweet dark chocolate.
Storage: Store the icing in an airtight container and refrigerate. The icing will keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Yield: 3 1/2 cups (800 g)
This recipe yields enough to glaze one cake, or more than enough to make one recipe of Chocolate Buttercream. To make a half recipe of the buttercream (enough to frost one cake), make a third of a recipe of the ganache, using 1/2 cup cream and 1/3 lb chocolate.