I have my traditional chocolate buttercream, it's butter, Hershery's cocoa, vanilla, p.s., and milk, it's really good but a light cocoa color.
I have a request for a dark fudge like colored frosting (an taste), but have no recipe for this. Any suggestions of really good dark colored frosting would be great!!
have you tried the dark Hershey's cocoa? I used it recently and it makes a much darker color of brown and seemed more fudgy to me! It was yummy too!
Do you know if the dark chocolate frosting will crust so that it can be smoothed?
I like to use cocoa powder (HERSHEY SPECIAL DARK) disolved in melted butter. To me, this gives a smooth and more dense chocolate flavor to buttercream icing.
This is actually a sub for unsweetened baking chocolate. Ratio is 3 tbsp. cocoa to 1 tbsp melted butter = 1 square of unsweetened chocolate.
As I normally don't do exact meausrements, I use approx. 1/2 cup of cocoa to half stick of melted butter for a regular size BC recipe. I add the melted choc. to whatever fat I am using, (hi-ratio, crisco/butter) whipping these together then add the ps and liquid.