Chocolate amaretto icing

    Chocolate amaretto icing


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    About this recipe: A recipe for a decadent and rich chocolate buttercream icing, flavoured with almond liqueur. This goes well on chocolate cake, sponge cake, cupcakes and more. It turns any cake into a special occasion cake!

    Serves: 12 

    • 340g plain chocolate, chopped
    • 175ml amaretto liqueur
    • 225g butter, cut into pieces

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a saucepan over low heat, combine chopped chocolate and amaretto. Stir constantly until the chocolate is almost melted, then remove from the heat and continue to stir until the chocolate is completely melted. Beat in the butter, one piece at a time until smooth. Refrigerate until icing is of a spreadable consistency.

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    Don't expect it to look like the photo. Having said that the flavour is lovely but very very rich. It melts in hot weather so make it in the winter Adding icing sugar makes a stiffer icing which I found preferable. Incidentally, brandy or rum substituted for the ameretto works just as well. - 17 Jul 2013

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