Ina Gartens Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Recipe by sweetdelicates
READY IN: 15mins
YIELD: 4 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Chop the chocolates and place them in a heat-proof bowl set over a pan simmering water. Stir until melted and set aside until cooled to room temperature.
  • Mix the egg whites, sugar, cream of tartar, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Place the bowl of egg whites over the pan of simmering water and heat the egg whites until they are warm to the touch, about 5 minutes. Return the bowl to the electric mixer and whisk on high speed for 5 minutes, or until the meringue is cool and holds a stiff peak.
  • Add the butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, while beating on medium speed. Scrape down the bowl, add the melted chocolate, vanilla, espresso, and rum, if using, and mix for 1 minute or until the chocolate is completely blended inches If the buttercream seems very soft, allow it to cool, and beat it again.