Sunday, May 10, 2009

Latest experiment: Chocolate Buttercream

I told myself that I was cupcaked out and and wasn't going to bake until June for Jake's Bday party, but I was itching to try my hand at making a chocolate buttercream. I searched high and low on Google for a recipe that was similar to my swiss buttercream recipe, but with chocolate. In the end, I settled on a rendition of Martha Stewart's recipe; just add melted chocolate. I'm a big fan of mixing different types of chocolate to get just the right amount of sweetness. For this I used 3 parts bittersweet chocolate and 1 part semi-sweet chocolate. The result...melt in your mouth, perfectly sweetened, creamy goodness.

Chocolate buttercream frosting/french vanilla cake

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