Chocolate Frosting...bitter Please!

Decorating By cookingmama75 Updated 26 Mar 2010 , 4:08pm by cookingmama75

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cookingmama75 Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 10:59am
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Hi Guys wondering if anyone of you kind people could help me out...Just had my first go at making choco buttercream,Was calm and confident Lol..made it exactly from the recipe...but it tastes really bitter..the recipe goes

4 ounces (120 grams) unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped

2/3 cup (150 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 1/3 cups (160 grams) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar, sifted

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract....

Is it meant to taste this bitter?
Should i lesson the amount of chocolate?
So sorry for all these questions icon_redface.gif ...And thanx so much in advance


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CakeEvolution Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 11:13am
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You could try a semi-sweet chocolate, since the unsweetend is too bitter for you...HTH

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sweetcakesbyjen Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 12:06pm
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Whenever I make recipes that call for unsweetened or semi-sweet, I always use milk chocolate. I don't like the taste of the others. I have never had a problem when I substitute like that. HTH!

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cookingmama75 Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 4:08pm
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Just want to say a big thanx (cake evolution and sweetcakes777)
Tried the frosting with different chocolate and got exactly what i wanted...Yummy!
Took me a while to perfect my chocolate batter mix and did not want to spoil my cuppy"s with bitter tasting frosting..
Just going to kick back with a coffee and one of my cupcakes!
Many thanxs

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