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Milk Chocolate frosting

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I am making a yellow cake for my Dad for Father's Day...Anyone have a great recipe for a milk chocolate frosting? I am planning to top it with pecans or walnuts...Not particularly interested in a ganache...thinking more buttercream or something like that...Milk chocolate is his favorite, and though he is not fond of chocolate cake, he loves chocolate frosting....Thanks!

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  1. The Cake Bible has an excellent, easy to make milk chocolate buttercream. If you're interested, I can post it.

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      1. re: jinet12

        Milk Chocolate Buttercream (paraphrased)

        1 lb milk chocolate
        8 oz. dark (bittersweet or extra bittersweet, preferrably)
        1 1/2 c. butter

        Break chocolate in squares, put in double boiler. Stir until it begins to melt. ( Can also be done in microwave stirred every 15 seconds). Remove from heat before completely melted and stir until melted. Beat butter w/ electric mixer in separate bowl. Beat in cooled chocolate until uniform in color. They recommend Lindt chocolate for texture and caramel undertones.

        1. re: chowser

          Wow, there is no confectioners sugar in it...Does it "set up" alright?

          1. re: jinet12

            Yes, it's fudgey. I've piped scroll designs with it and could probably make roses but haven't tried. It's still a pretty sweet frosting, w/out the confectioners sugar, because of all the milk chocolate. I usually use more dark and less milk.

    1. Malted milk powder is a nice addition to milk chocolate frosting (think malted milk balls.) I just stir it into buttercream frosting to taste.