Thursday, January 15, 2009

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

There are two different ways to enjoy chocolate frosting. One is pure chocolate and cream: the ganache. It is fudgy and decadent. The other is a chocolate buttercream. This is a chocolate buttercream and it is lovely. It is not really fudgy: you can taste the cocoa in it. In fact, it is a little on the semi-sweet side. But I love it. It definitely tastes homemade and you can use it on anything. I love it on a really rich and chocolaty cake because it adds a different layer of chocolate. 4 cups powdered sugar
1 cube butter, softened
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 to 1/2 cup milk, depending on the consistency you desire

Mix the butter, cocoa, and sugar until crumbly. Add vanilla and start adding milk a Tbsp at a time, mixing with each addition. Continue until you like the feel.

1 comment: said...

What's up with me not knowing this awesome blog? Okay, I'm totally starving and everything looks wonderful. I want to try 4 of your recipes just for this weekend. How can you be so amazing? Hope to see you soon with your goods. Luckily my goods don't spoil. BTW, your cookie platter was AWESOME!!! Please keep us on your list. Love ya Lisa.