If you are a chocolate lover, you will love this Dark Chocolate Frosting Buttercream recipe direct from Sprinkles Cupcakes. For sobbing out loud, who doesn't love chocolate frosting?
Candace Nelson, the founder of the first cupcake bakery, Sprinkles Cupcakes, shared this delicious frosting recipe with me that I know you will love!
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Is frosting gluten-free?
Believe it or not - there are some frostings that have gluten in them. Some national brands of prepackaged frosting contain gluten components, and a traditional buttercream recipe calls for a paste made of wheat and milk.
So if you are avoiding gluten, it is best to make your own frosting. Or ask bakeries to be sure it's safe.
What is different about this chocolate frosting buttercream recipe?
Besides it just being delicious, this recipe has a somewhat unusual ingredient in it.
Sour cream -- yes, you read that right.
Adding sour cream to frosting make it taste just as rich, sweet, & chocolatey as any other chocolate icing, but its tangy kick will have you coming back every time!
What ingredients will I need for this frosting?
- Bittersweet chocolate
- Unsalted butter
- Powdered sugar
- Gluten-Free vanilla extract
- Sour cream
Do not over-mix the frosting!
Don't over-mix the frosting, or it will have too much air. Frosting should have a dense, creamy consistency similar to ice cream.
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Dark Chocolate Frosting
- 10 ounces bittersweet choclate chopped
- 1 pound unsalted butter at room temperature
- 24 ounces powdered sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
- ½ cup sour cream
- Melt and cool chocolate (until just slightly warm).
- Beat butter until light and fluffy. With mixer on low speed, gradually add powdered sugar.
- Add salt, vanilla and sour cream and mix until very smooth.
- Add chocolate and mix until just incorporated.
Frequently Asked Questions about Chocolate Frosting:
You can freeze or refrigerate most frostings. Frosting from the store can keep for 3 to 4 weeks in the refrigerator and two to three months in the freezer.
In the fridge, homemade frosting can last up to a week; in the freezer, it can last for about a month.
Although not as thin as a glaze, icing is still thinner than frosting.
Icing can be drizzled or spread and is typically created with powdered sugar and a liquid, such as water, milk, or juice.
In comparison to frosting, icing is smoother and has more sheen.
Yes. Since sour cream is a dairy product that needs refrigeration, you'll need to keep this frosting chilled until you are ready to serve.
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