Milk Chocolate Frosting recipe?
Anyone have a yummy milk chocolate frosting recipe that doesn't require a food processor? I'm going to make a one layer chocolate cake at my parent's for Christmas but my recipe uses a food processor and they don't have one. Any help would be great!
From Rosie Berenbaum's Cake Bible, milk chocolate buttercream--this is very smooth and people always love it (and it's so easy to make):
1 lb milk chocolate, in pieces
8 oz dark chocolate, preferably extra bittersweet or bittersweet (you really need this to cut the sweetness), in pieces
1 1/2 c. butter, softened
Melt chocolate over heat in double boiler, removing if bowl gets too hot. Stir until smooth, cool until no longer warm to touch. In a bowl, beat butter at medium speed and slowly add cooled chocolate.
I guess you could do this with the milk chocolate chocolate chips although I use the semi-sweet and it is wonderful. Also quick and foolproof. Put 1/3 cup butter, 1/3 cup milk, and 1 cup sugar in saucepan. Bring to boil. Boil 1 minute by the clock (you can set microwave timer to one minute when boiling begins). Remove from burner. Immediately dump in 1 cup chocolate chips. Stir until they melt. Pour this over the finished cake or brownies. It will be liquidy but will turn fudge-like when it cools. Would not work to schmear over a layer cake but is a terrific frosting for pouring over a cake still in pan or Pyrex dish.
I also do almost the same thing with chocolate ganache - about 12 oz semisweet chocolate, 4 T butter (soft), 1 c heavy cream, a little sugar if it's not sweet enough - I heat the cream and pour it over the butter and chocolate and stir until it all melts.
I've used it to do the outside of a layer cake before, but you really have to let it cool down before attempt to frost it. Afterwards I put the cake in the fridge to let it set and firm more, but once it gets firm it stays in place just fine.