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chocolate buttercream frosting recipe?

shorty68 Nov 30, 2009 11:07 AM

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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    Erika L Dec 3, 2009 06:38 PM

    This one is silky, deeply chocolatey (not just sweet), never crystallizes or gets grainy, and is completely idiot proof. You can use any kind of chocolate except unsweetened.

    20 Tbsp butter (2 1/2 sticks), room temp
    1 c powdered sugar, sifted
    3/4 c cocoa, sifted
    3/4 c light corn syrup
    8 oz chocolate, melted and cooled

    Buzz the butter, sugar, and cocoa in a food processor. Scrape down the sides and add the corn syrup and pulse. Scrape down again and add the chocolate. Voila.

    1. Chocolatechipkt Dec 3, 2009 06:12 PM

      The Barefoot Contessa's chocolate buttercream is fabulous.

      1. chowser Dec 1, 2009 07:53 AM

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


        And, chocolate sour cream frosting:


        Both are easy and great on yellow layer cake.

        1. Antilope Nov 30, 2009 06:52 PM

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

          Vincent Price's Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

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            chai Nov 30, 2009 06:03 PM

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


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            1. re: chai
              shorty68 Dec 1, 2009 03:30 AM

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

            2. Becca Porter Nov 30, 2009 11:22 AM

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


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                AChieffe Nov 30, 2009 12:43 PM

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

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                  Becca Porter Nov 30, 2009 12:45 PM

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

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                  raygunclan Dec 1, 2009 04:25 PM

                  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;

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