Looking for an extra-special chocolate frosting to take your next cake or batch of cupcakes over the top? Here it is! It comes together in minutes (no mixer required!) and tastes like heaven.
Photography Credit:Alison Bickel
Extra-Rich Chocolate Frosting Recipe
- 8 ounces (227 g) semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup (225 g) sour cream, left at room temperature for 20 minutes
- 3/4 cup (95 g) powdered sugar, sifted into a bowl
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
1 Melt the chocolate: Put the 8 ounces of semisweet chocolate in a heatproof bowl and set the bowl over a saucepan of hot but not boiling water. The bowl should not touch the water.
Let the chocolate melt, stirring occasionally with a rubber spatula. Remove the bowl from the water and wipe the bottom dry. Cool, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
2 Add the sour cream gradually, stirring well with the rubber spatula.
3 Add the powdered sugar gradually, then the vanilla and salt. Stir until the mixture is smooth and thickens like frosting.
Use the frosting right away to frost a cake or batch of cupcakes. Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for several days.
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