" Perfect" Chocolate Frosting

Recipe by taylortwo
READY IN: 15mins
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place a large bowl, filled halfway with ice, in the sink (a bowl that is large enough to hold the pot that you will cook the frosting in).
  • In a medium size pot over medium low heat, melt chocolate, cream, and butter.
  • Stirring constantly, cook the mixture until all of the butter and chocolate melts and thickens.
  • Cook for 5-6 minutes.
  • DO NOT LET BOIL.
  • Remove pot from heat.
  • Whisk in the sifted confectioners' sugar until mixture becomes smooth (approximately 1 minute), then put the pot on top of the bowl of ice (be careful to not allow any ice from the larger bowl to get into pot with the chocolate mixture).
  • Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 4-5 minutes until frosting becomes smooth, thick, and fudgy.
  • Remove from ice.
  • Spread onto cooled cake layers.
  • The frosting will thicken as it sets up.
  • If the frosting gets too hard to spread, put back on LOW heat and stir constantly until you get the spreading consistency desired.
  • ***I have been adding 1 Tbs. of light corn syrup to the initial heavy cream and chocolate mixture to add more glossiness to the frosting.***.
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