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Does anyone know of a smooth, creamy chocolate icing/frosting for cakes/cupcakes?....I have tried numerous recipes from here, magazines, books, but can't seem to find one that is creamy/smooth and good for piping on cakes...I know there are many recipes on this website, but I don't know which to choose..Please help!

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post #2 of 15
Have you tried thinning the chocolate buttercreams? Mine starts very stiff.

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post #3 of 15

have you tried chocolate ganache?

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yes, I have, and I love it, but I was looking for a nice creamy buttercream.

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In your experience, do you thin it with half and half cream, 2 % milk...? or any other suggestions?

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post #6 of 15
I just use water but you can use any if those.

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post #7 of 15

I just made the following with white chocolate and it was a beautiful consistency but you can make it with milk or dark chocolate as well:

 

1 C butter

2 1/2 C confectioners sugar

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 t vanilla

6 oz melted and cooled chocolate

 

Mix together the butter and sugar til fluffy, add in the cream and vanilla. Add in the melted chocolate and beat at medium/high for about 3 minutes. Mine was very smooth and creamy. I used it as a filling - I believe it makes about 2-3 cups.

HTH!

RJ

post #8 of 15

My recipe is very similar to the above recipe:

 

2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature

4 cups powdered sugar

4 oz. chocolate, melted and cooled (any kind)

1/2 tsp. vanilla

heavy cream to thin

 

Beat the butter until smooth and creamy, about 3-5 minutes.  Add the chocolate and vanilla and mix.  Slowly add in the powdered sugar.  If needed, thin with heavy cream.
 

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thank you so much!

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post #10 of 15
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thank you so much to you and everyone's ideas!

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post #11 of 15

This is a lovely and delicious recipe. This is my go to chocolate b/c recipe. please give it a try. I don,t use the liquerur, no reason, except i don,t have any here. hth

 

 

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/printerfriendly/Chocolate-Buttercream-109248

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I just made the following with white chocolate and it was a beautiful consistency but you can make it with milk or dark chocolate as well:

 

1 C butter

2 1/2 C confectioners sugar

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 t vanilla

6 oz melted and cooled chocolate

 

Mix together the butter and sugar til fluffy, add in the cream and vanilla. Add in the melted chocolate and beat at medium/high for about 3 minutes. Mine was very smooth and creamy. I used it as a filling - I believe it makes about 2-3 cups.

HTH!

RJ

I tried this recipe....came out beautifully.  Thank you so much for sharing...instead of adding the vanilla, I added a creamy hazelnut oil....tastes wonderful.  Thank you again for sending me this recipe.  I appreciate it!

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post #13 of 15

So glad it worked! The credit goes to the comfortably domestic blog - great recipes!

RJ

post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by rjcakes View Post

I just made the following with white chocolate and it was a beautiful consistency but you can make it with milk or dark chocolate as well:

 

1 C butter

2 1/2 C confectioners sugar

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 t vanilla

6 oz melted and cooled chocolate

 

Mix together the butter and sugar til fluffy, add in the cream and vanilla. Add in the melted chocolate and beat at medium/high for about 3 minutes. Mine was very smooth and creamy. I used it as a filling - I believe it makes about 2-3 cups.

HTH!

RJ


What kind of chocolate do you use?  Semi sweet?

post #15 of 15

I double the Hershey's chocolate frosting recipe and use a few extra tablespoons of whole milk.  The chocolate cupcakes in my avatar are iced in it.  It tastes amazing, especially when you use a high quality cocoa like valrhona.

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