Milk Chocolate frosting
- jinet12 Jun 15, 2007 10:38 AM
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!
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.
Malted milk powder is a nice addition to milk chocolate frosting (think malted milk balls.) I just stir it into buttercream frosting to taste.