You Cook: I Feature You: Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

You Cook: I Feature You: Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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Happy Friday Everyone! We have another cooking feature to share with you and it is looking YUMMY! Let’s just say it involves licking a bowl and chocolate, need I say more?

Let’s first say Hello to our Feature Chef, Jill!            

jill 7My name is Jillian Anderson and I absolutely love to bake…especially anything that involves sugar! This is a recipe for a delicious chocolate buttercream frosting. The source of this recipe is from www.browneyedbaker.com which has a ton of yummy recipes that haven’t failed me yet! This buttercream has a unique taste, it’s sweet but really light at the same time…which is pretty perfect to me! I hope you enjoy!      

 

 

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 Ingredients:

(Recipe for 1 dozen cupcakes)
-1cup (2sticks) unsalted butter
-4oz (2/3 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips
-2 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar
-1tsp vanilla extract                       

The total time to make is about 15-25 min depending on what kind of mixer you have. I normally would use my standing mixer (heaven) but I felt more people have a hand mixer so that’s what I chose!

First things first, melt your chocolate chips until smooth. I did the double boiler method over the stove, or you can use a microwave, whichever works best for you. Set chocolate aside to cool.

Next, mix your room temp. Butter on a medium speed for a good 3-5 min. You want it nice and creamy!
Once your done, SIFT in your confectioners sugar. (Sifting helps your buttercream turn out silky smooth, if you don’t sift it can be kindof clumpy) Do one cup at a time, mixing at a medium speed in between.

Okay, now that you’ve put in all the confectioners sugar it’s time to throw in your vanilla and cooled chocolate! Mix at a medium speed for 2 min. (Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl to get any loose powder)

The end result will be a light and fluffy chocolate buttercream!! Go ahead and frost your cake or just eat it with a spoon : )      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                jill 1 jill 2 jill 3 jill 4 jill 5 jill 6

 

See now don’t you just want to lick that bowl??

 

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
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Total Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. (Recipe for 1 dozen cupcakes)
  2. -1cup (2sticks) unsalted butter
  3. -4oz (2/3 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  4. -2 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar
  5. -1tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. First things first, melt your chocolate chips until smooth. I did the double boiler method over the stove, or you can use a microwave, whichever works best for you. Set chocolate aside to cool.
  2. Next, mix your room temp. Butter on a medium speed for a good 3-5 min. You want it nice and creamy!
  3. Once your done, SIFT in your confectioners sugar. (Sifting helps your buttercream turn out silky smooth, if you don't sift it can be kindof clumpy) Do one cup at a time, mixing at a medium speed in between.
  4. Okay, now that you've put in all the confectioners sugar it's time to throw in your vanilla and cooled chocolate! Mix at a medium speed for 2 min. (Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl to get any loose powder)
  5. The end result will be a light and fluffy chocolate buttercream!! Go ahead and frost your cake or just eat it with a spoon : )
Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker
Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker
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LaurenSig

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