Help!! Chocolate Buttercream Is To Bitter

Baking By sassygirl76 Updated 11 Mar 2012 , 4:13am by cheatize

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sassygirl76 Posted 7 Mar 2012 , 7:53pm
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I am trying to make the Wilton's Chocolate Buttercream and it taste bitter or as my 4 year old said "sour." I have never made this recipe before. I was hoping it would be a little bit sweet. I used cocoa instead of the chocolate squares. Does anyone have any ideas on how to make it more sweet?

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Chonte Posted 8 Mar 2012 , 7:39am
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i use the wilton recipe all the time and have never had a problem. maybe you cocoa is too dark? like one of those special blends.

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myxstorie Posted 10 Mar 2012 , 8:21pm
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I agree, it's probably the cocoa. I've used Bourneville cocoa powder before, and it's so rich that it doesn't make very nice tasting buttercream - it comes out too bitter. Try with chocolate squares, or a less strong cocoa.

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cheatize Posted 11 Mar 2012 , 4:13am
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Does the recipe call for semi-sweet chocolate squares? If so, you're missing some of the sugar when you substitute cocoa.

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