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Nov 30, 2009 11:07 AM
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chocolate buttercream frosting recipe?

Does anyone have a good chocolate buttercream frosting recipe which they can recommend? I plan to frost a yellow cake. I would prefer to avoid recipes which have uncooked egg.

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  1. This frosting (and cake) are both excellent. Really delicious and beautiful. It is quite different from an egg based buttercream...

    http://www.cuisineathome.com/main/rec...

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    1. re: Becca Porter

      Wow...that looks incredible. Think it would work without the coffee?

      1. re: AChieffe

        Yes, but it really only enhances the taste of the chocolate.

      2. re: Becca Porter

        i made this one tonight and wasn't really that impressed. i did, however, appreciate the fact that it was a total eggless recipe but i felt that the flavors were very harsh.
        however, i really enjoyed the texture of both the cake and the frosting. i did double the frosting recipe.
        but so you know, my sweet hubby and 3 little chickens loved the cake. my hubby went back for seconds and since it was his birthday, i let him! (c;

      3. I made this one last weekend for this first time. It was very good and easy to make.

        http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Rich-Cho...

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        1. re: chai

          Thanks for this recipe. I think that I will try this one as it looks easy to make.

        2. This uses raw egg yolks, but maybe another reader may be interested.

          Vincent Price's Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting
          http://www.recipezaar.com/vincent-pri...

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            1. My two quick go-to chocolate frosting recipes are RLB's milk chocolate buttercream frosting:

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/411757

              And, chocolate sour cream frosting:

              http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

              Both are easy and great on yellow layer cake.