frost Fill & Pipe Simple Chocolate Frosting


  • Chocolate Frosting 
  • 1 3/4 cups unsweetened natural cocoa 
  • 1 1/2 cups powder sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder (optional) 
  • 1 cup heavy cream 
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, soft 
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 1) Sift the cocoa, confectioners’ sugar and espresso powder, into a bowl. 
  • 2) Bring the cream to a simmer on the stove or in the microwave, and whisk into the cocoa mixture, at first the mixture will look grainy; continue whisking for a minute. It should be smooth, Set aside to cool to room temperature 
  • 5) Place the butter, salt, and 2 cups sifted powder sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat until the mixture is smooth and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla. 
  • 7) With the mixer running on low speed, add the cocoa mixture a spoonful at a time until it’s all incorporated. Scrape the bowl, then beat at medium speed for one minute more. For thicker consistency add 1 cup powder sugar. Frost, fill, pipe, and decorate cakes/cupcakes 

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