August 20, 2008

Chocolate Frosting

This is one of the two frostings (the other one is Magnolia's Vanilla Buttercream Frosting ) Vance made for mum's birthday cupcakes. This recipe produce enough frosting for 1 dozen cupcakes.

(Magnolia's Vanilla Buttercream Frosting and Chocolate Frosting)

1 stick unsalted butter, softened
3 cups confectioners' sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
4 tablespoon heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sift sugar and cocoa into a large bowl. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, vanilla extract, 1 cup of the sugar cocoa mixture and 1 tablespoon heavy cream. Using an electric mixer, beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Add another cup of sugar cocoa mixture and heavy cream, beat well. Continue until all ingredients are combined and frosting is smooth and fluffy. Use and store icing in room temperature, it will set if chilled.

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