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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!

  1. blue room Jun 15, 2007 03:51 PM

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

    1. chowser Jun 15, 2007 12:33 PM

      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: chowser
        jinet12 Jun 15, 2007 03:24 PM

        Yes, if you would...Thanks....

        1. re: jinet12
          chowser Jun 15, 2007 06:12 PM

          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
            jinet12 Jun 16, 2007 07:12 AM

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

            1. re: jinet12
              chowser Jun 16, 2007 07:34 AM

              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.

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