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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...

          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.

            1. The Barefoot Contessa's chocolate buttercream is fabulous.

              1. 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.