Homemade Chocolate Frostings

Food/Cooking - Cooking
By: Marilynda    
13-Feb-2013

Introduction:Bring out the "chocoholic" in you with these simple to make frostings.

When frosting your cake make sure to brush all the crumbs off with a pastry brush so your frosting goes on smoothly.

  • 01

    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

    Ingredients:
    1/4 cup butter
    3/4 cup confectioners sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3 ounces chocolate squares melted
    2 egg whites
    pinch of salt

    Step One: Cream together butter and sugar. Then add vanilla and chocolate and blend thoroughly.

    Step Two: Whip egg whites with salt until the whites become stiff. Gently fold whites into the chocolate mixture.

    Makes approximately 1 and 1/2 cups of frosting.

  • 02

    Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

    Ingredients:
    3 ounces soft cream cheese
    3 tablespoons heavy cream
    2 cups confectioners sugar
    2 ounces chocolate squares melted & cooled
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    pinch of salt

    Beat cream cheese and heavy cream well. Add confectioners sugar a little at a time beating as you go. Then mix in chocolate, vanilla and salt. Continue to mix until it is all well blended.

    Makes approximately enough for a 8 or 9 inch square size pan.

    Double recipe if frosting a two layer cake.

  • 03

    Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting

    Ingredients:
    2 cups granulated sugar
    1/2 cup water
    2 egg whites
    1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
    14 marshmallows
    1 ounce chocolate square

    Step One: Boil the sugar and water together until it spins a thread (or reads 238 degrees on a candy thermometer)

    Step Two: Beat egg whites until frothy. Add cream of tartar and beat until whites become very stiff. Lay the marshmallows on the egg whites and slowly pour the syrup over them making sure to keep beating while you pour the syrup. The frosting should be stiff enough to spread on your cake.

    Step Three: Melt the chocolate over hot water and then drizzle over the icing.

    Makes enough frosting for a two layer cake

  • 04

    Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

    Ingredients:
    3 ounces chocolate squares melted
    3 tablespoons butter
    3/4 cup sour cream
    4 & 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
    pinch of salt
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    Step One: Blend the melted chocolate with the butter.

    Step Two: In a separate bowl mix the sour cream, sugar and salt and mix well. Next add the chocolate and vanilla and beat together until smooth.

    Makes enough frosting for a two layer cake

    Make sure to spread on a cold cake.

  • 05

    Creamy Chocolate Frosting

    Ingredients:
    1 and 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
    2 tablespoons hot water
    2 ounces chocolate squares melted
    4 tablespoons soft butter
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Beat sugar and water together and then add the chocolate and beat well. Next add the butter and vanilla and continue to beat until the frosting is smooth and creamy.

    Makes enough for a 9 inch square size cake

    Double the recipe for a two layer cake







Comments

  • hummingbirdee 2/13/2013 Flag This Comment

    These look terrific. You mean to tell me frosting does not come in a plastic container? I will have to try one of these recipes.

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