Hedonist Lovers Chocolate Frosting

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This frosting is so good you’re going to want to… I don’t even know… Kiss a stranger, giggle, have a food-gasm. This is my most requested frosting, and it’s so easy it’s ridiculous. People compare it to ganache because of the smooth texture and richness, but it’s just a good old fashioned chocolate frosting. Enjoy, my chocolate fiends.

Makes 32 servings.

(I normally half this recipe when I’m making one cake. For a big batch of cupcakes I would use the whole recipe, as I pile on the frosting.)

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Butter, softened (If you are planning on substituting something for the butter then you are on the wrong website. We don’t do that here.)
  • 9 Cups powered sugar
  • 2.5 Cups cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (Seriously, spend the extra $3 for real vanilla. It really makes a difference.)
  • 1 Cup Milk

Directions

  1. In a large bowl beat butter until it is creamy.
  2. Add cocoa and beat until smooth. Slowly add in powered sugar alternating with some milk and the teaspoon of vanilla.
  3. Cover your bowl and mixer with a big kitchen towel. This stuff will go everywhere. I promise, it’s not that you’re a crappy baker. Every bakery and restaurant I’ve ever worked I have to do this. Powdered sugar is a bitch to work with.
  4. Grab whatever you’re going to frost and get crazy. I suggest the chocolate cake recipe here.

I love ya’ll more than butter. Happy baking!!

 

Milk Chocolate Frosting

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This is my Mom’s recipe for Chocolate frosting, and I love it! Being a milk chocolate frosting, it isn’t quite as rich as my other recipe, which is so silky and rich it is like a ganache. That being said, i think that’s a good thing on a rich chocolate cupcake. Also, it uses less than half of the butter my other recipe calls for, which is nice if you’re low on cash.

Yum!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Cup cocoa
  • .5 teaspoon salt (if you use salted butter omit this)
  • 2/3 Cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 7 Cups powdered sugar

 

Directions:

  1. Melt butter in large bowl.
  2. Mix in cocoa and salt, beat until really smooth. (If you don’t melt the butter all the way it will be lumpy and gross, so do it.)
  3. Add milk and vanilla and mix some more. It should be kinda wet at this point, that’s good.
  4. Slowly add the powdered sugar, a few cups at a time. (If you have a large dish towel, throw it over the mixer and bowl. This will really help with the powder sugar explosion that can happen.)
  5. Beat frosting until it is light and fluffy. Lick the beaters, spoon, spatula and maybe frost some cupcakes.

And finally, if you have a dog who likes to be underfoot while you cook, attempt to clean the powder sugar from his face before he looks like he has a drug problem.