Chocolate buttercream icing

Chocolate buttercream icing

Chocolate buttercream icing

Ingredients

  • Chocolate buttercream icing
  • But, I haven’t gotten a chance to share my favorite chocolate buttercream icing yet. Well, that’s gonna change today.
  • My frosting is different than the classic American chocolate buttercream, which I don’t really care for.
  • My frosting takes a little longer to make and it uses flour, which makes it very soft and fluffy with a VELVETTY texture.
  • You really need it try it out!
  • To make this frosting, you will need the following ingredients:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract or vanilla emulsion oil
  • Note:
  • If you find the frosting to be too thin, you can always add some powdered sugar to thicken it. If it’s too thick for your liking, you can add some milk until you have the desired consistency.
  • Here are the steps:
  • Step 1:
  • Add flour, sugar, cocoa powder and milk in a small saucepan.
  • Heat this mixture on medium heat while constantly whisking or you can end up with lumps.
  • When you have a smooth and thick mixture, remove this saucepan from the heat and add vanilla extract.
  • Give it a quick mix and then, let this mixture cool down.
  • I usually place the saucepan in the fridge so that it cools down quickly.
  • Step 2:
  • Now, in a microwavable bowl, add chocolate chips and heat them at 15 second increments until they have completely melted.
  • Don’t let the chocolate burn.
  • Let the chocolate cool down on your countertop.
  • You want it to be soft and not very hot or else your frosting will melt.
  • Step 3:
  • When the chocolate and the flour mixture have cooled down, we can put everything together…
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