Chocolate Buttercream Icing
- 335g dark chocolate, at least 70% cocoa
- 450g unsalted butter
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 475g icing sugar
- 2 eggs
Prep:20min › Ready in:20min
- Melt the dark chocolate, and allow to cool slightly.
- Place the butter, salt and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat with a mixer until very light and airy, about 4 minutes. Add the icing sugar a little at a time while beating on low speed. Mix well, and beat on medium speed for about 4 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, and beat for 5 minutes more. Add the melted chocolate, and beat 4 minutes.
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this is BY FAR the nicest, creamiest buttercream icing I have EVER tasted! Huge quantities, so I halved the recipe and it gave me enough for about 30 large cupcakes - piped on!! FANTASTIC recipe thank you - It's a keeper!! - 16 Apr 2011
Altered ingredient amounts. really nice and easy to put together, was too sweet for me so added cocoa too - 08 Dec 2008
Used different ingredients. cocoa instead of chocolate - 07 Nov 2009