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Help!! Chocolate Buttercream is to Bitter

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I am trying to make the Wilton's Chocolate Buttercream and it taste bitter or as my 4 year old said "sour." I have never made this recipe before. I was hoping it would be a little bit sweet. I used cocoa instead of the chocolate squares. Does anyone have any ideas on how to make it more sweet?
post #2 of 4
i use the wilton recipe all the time and have never had a problem. maybe you cocoa is too dark? like one of those special blends.
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post #3 of 4
I agree, it's probably the cocoa. I've used Bourneville cocoa powder before, and it's so rich that it doesn't make very nice tasting buttercream - it comes out too bitter. Try with chocolate squares, or a less strong cocoa.
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post #4 of 4
Does the recipe call for semi-sweet chocolate squares? If so, you're missing some of the sugar when you substitute cocoa.
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