Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Chocolate Butter Cream Icing Recipe...

Jess's Deliciously Simple Chocolate Butter Cream Icing
2 sticks of organic butter
2 tablespoons of bourbon vanilla extract
7 to 8 heaping cups of confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup of heavy cream or half and half
1/4 cup of dark chocolate cocoa powder
1 premium dark chocolate bar

Soften butter(set aside one tablespoon for chocolate) and then combine with vanilla, cocoa powder and confectioners' sugar. Mix on medium speed until creamy. Add heavy cream to desired consistency(may add a lil less or more). The more half and half added means less height on your cupckes. Set aside.

Start melting the dark chocolate bar in a double boiler and add in 1 tablespoon of butter, and a splash of half and half. Be sure to stand over that stove and stir, stir, stir. Once smooth and melted, poor half of the melted chocolate into the butter cream and whip with the mixer, then add the rest of the chocolate and mix that icing until its smooth and creamy!

MMMMMMM.... crazy amounts of YUM! Enoy, and please be sure to post back and let me know how it turned out!!! If you plan to share this recipe, please give credit!

P.S. Please remember that if you live in the Baltimore area you can order cupcakes from PBD!

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  1. I can't tell you how much chocolate I have consumed over the past week and this frosting still looks and sounds DELICIOUS! Marcia

  2. My mouth is watering for some chocolate buttercream!

  3. OK Jess...I'm trying to get off the baby weight and you keep posting these recipes! :) This buttercream icing recipe you posted was a big hit at my party this weekend. I blogged about it yesterday and included links to the post! I guess I will "have" to try this one now! :-) I wish I lived in B-More...so I could sample some of your delicious treats.... :)


  4. Do you sift the powdered sugar?

  5. Amy, I think if you use the bag you don't have to sift. I never do... Hmmm~ Jess, did you sift? lol;o)

  6. Thanks for the yummy recipe Amy. Do you have to refrigerate this icing or can the iced cupcakes be left out of the refrigerator??


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