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post #16 of 18

Guys...

I am having the same problem with dark chocolate. I figured out it's the same if I add some cream cheese... My guess is that the added ingredient contains too little fats, then the imbc curdles and breaks apart. Eventhough, if I add whiskey or alcohol that does not happen... I am not sure why...

Since this thread is from 2011... Did anyone of you come up with any solution in these years?

 

Thank you!

post #17 of 18
Are you letting your chocolate cool to room temp? That could melt the butter a tad bit, but if that happens, just put it in the fridge and rewhip. Also, I take out a bit of butter if I use chocolate, but that step is not necessary.
post #18 of 18

Very strange.  I have made chocolate buttercream many times and have never had that happen.  I used to make IMBC (RLB)  but now I always make SMBC.  But hard to imagine that would make a difference.  I just dump in melted cooled chocolate until it is the intensity I want.

 

1)  Are you using chocolate chips, or good quality chocolate?  My understanding is that chips are formulated to melt at a higher temperature, and maybe they don't emulsify as well with the buttercream.  

 

2) Is the completed buttercream at room temp when you mix in the chocolate?  If it is too cold when you rebeat it (with or without the added chocolate) it will break down irretrievabally

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