Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Best Chocolate Frosting

Recipe from Our Best Bites. Check out their site for detailed pictures and instructions. 
The best chocolate frosting!

2/3 c granulated sugar
1/3 c flour
3-6T cocoa (depends on how rich you want it. Start small and add more if needed) 
1 c milk
1 c butter, room temp 
1 c melted chocolate chips

Melt chocolate chips. Let sit at room temp. 
Mix sugar, flour and cocoa together in a sauce pan. Whisk in milk. Turn on med heat. Boil for 1-3 minutes. Stirring constantly. Until it becomes a paste. 
Remove from heat. Put the pan in fridge or freezer. Stir every so often so that it cools faster and doesn't form a crusty top. 
In a mixer with the whisk attachment whip butter. Add in the COOLED (no heat at all) chocolate mixture. Beat for a few minutes. Add in the melted COOLED chocolate chips. Beat again for a minute or two. Until its all combined becomes a chocolate cloud of heaven. Frost cakes! 

**I only made a half batch. I didn't need that much for my project. A full batch will frost 24 cupcakes. 

**I used 3T of cocoa in my small half batch. I have expensive, delicious, high quality cocoa. Dutch processed. Highly recommend!! It results in a deep fudgey dark chocolate frosting. So I did not need to add the chocolate chips. Make sure you add in a bit more sugar to make up for the sweetness the chips would have added. 

This is such an amazing frosting. Travis says, this is what clouds must taste like in heaven.
If you're going to take the time to make and frost a cake. You can take the time to make this frosting. The chocolate mixture cools in 10 min or less. It's totally worth the work!! 
Make sure you make it the day you serve for the best results. 

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