Chocolate Frosting

Recipe by Courtly
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 12
YIELD: 4 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Chop chocolate into small pieces and place in ss bowl with 6 1/2 oz unsalted butter.
  • Put over pan of simmering water.
  • Whisk together as soon as chocolate and butter soften.
  • Keep whisking until just melted and combined.
  • Remove from heat and stir in espresso and vanilla.
  • Cool to room temperature.
  • Whisk together powdered sugar, cocoa and salt in a bowl.
  • Place 5 oz of unsalted butter and 1/2 of the powdered sugar mixture in a Cuisinart food processor.
  • Process scraping down sides.
  • Add rest of powdered sugar mixture, start processor and slowly pour in cream.
  • Process for about 10 seconds.
  • Whisk butter/cocoa mixture together with room temperature chocolate/espresso mixture in a large bowl until it becomes shiny and smooth.
  • Can be frozen.
  • Bring to room temperature before using.
  • Yield: Plenty for a 9" layer cake.
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