Melt-in-Your-Mouth Chocolate Frosting

ob电竞集团 ,Chocolate,Frosting,Gluten Free,Recipes/ Sunday, April 28th, 2019

Becky is the frosting guru around these parts, and I LOVE the chocolate frosting she made forBreezy’s Chocolate Chocolate Birthday Cake. It’s light, it’s fluffy, and it’s not overly sweet. It’s really perfection, if you ask me. And the first time I made it—almost exactly a year ago—I decided to get fancy and pipe frosting onto cupcakes for my daughter’s birthday, thinking my kids would be all impressed with my (virtually non-existent) decorating skills.

chocolate cupcakes
Best Damn Chocolate Cakecupcakes covered with yummy, fluffy frosting fromBreezy’s Chocolate Chocolate Birthday Cake. Or Poop Emoji cupcakes, as my kids deemed them.

“They look like poop emojis!” my two youngest crowed in delight. Somewhat deflated, I realized they weren’t wrong. They DID look like poop emojis.

butter salt sugar chocolate cream cocoa

Fast forward a year, and said daughter requested a half vanilla, half chocolate birthday cake—one layer ofchocolate cake, one layer ofvanilla cake, and then both chocolate and vanilla frostings. Since she was hosting a sleepover a few days after her birthday, I decided we’d use the extra cake batter and frosting for cupcakes.

melted chocolate
I usually pop the chocolate into the microwave for 2 minutes on 50% power, give it a stir, then pop it back in for another minute. If there are any lumps still, just let it sit for a few minutes to let them melt.

butter in mixer

Ever since those accidental poop emoji cupcakes, she’d been begging me for cake decoratingeyeballs* andmustaches* so she could makepurposefulpoop emoji cupcakes. Since I’m not a fan of chemical colorings, I kept putting her off, but the day before her birthday, I popped them both into my cart at the grocery store as a birthday gift.

She was THRILLED. And she couldn’t wait to make the cupcakes for her sleepover.

butter and melted chocolate
You want to be sure your melted chocolate is not hot when you add it because you don’t want it melting the butter.

While I’d thought about using the Breezy frosting, it was a little more work than I wanted to do. Plus, I’d come across a simple, fabulous, not-too-sweet chocolate frosting when I’d found thePerfect Vanilla Cakerecipe. And simple was speaking to me in the middle of a super busy week.

chocolate butter sugar cream cocoa salt
Hello, gorgeous fluffy frosting.

This frosting whips up light, silky, and smooth. It literally melts in your mouth and has a taste reminiscent of chocolate fudge (but not as sweet) that is the perfect complement to vanilla cake. But it doesn’t stay light and fluffy. It firms up and will hold whatever shape you spread or pipe it in.

I hadn’t really thought about that (or remembered it) from when I’d used it in January, so I stored the leftovers in the fridge, planning to pipe it onto cupcakes a few days later.

chocolate butter sugar cream cocoa salt
I mean, just look at the silky, smooth, fluffy chocolatey-ness! Just TRY to not eat this by the spoonful right out of the bowl.

No go. While it does keep well in the fridge, you can’t soften it up again to be able to spread or pipe it (unless maybe you heat it? I didn’t try that, but I might have to give it a try next time just to see). I tried throwing it back in the mixer and softening with a little extra milk, but only succeeded in ruining it.

So I made a fresh batch for the cupcakes.

poop emoji cupcakes

poop emoji cupcakes
The 10yo did all the eyeball and mustache adornment. <3

And the frosted cupcakes—and the sleepover—were a hit.

poop emoji cupcakes

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Chocolate Frosting

A smooth, silky, not-too-sweet chocolate frosting that melts in your mouth.
Total Time: 15minutes
Servings: 12-layer cake


  • 6ozsemisweet or dark chocolate
  • 1cupunsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2cupspowdered sugar
  • 2Tablespoonscocoa
  • 1/2teaspoonvanilla
  • 1/2teaspoonsalt
  • 2Tablespoonsheavy cream or milk


  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler. Let cool until it feels just barely warm.
  • Beat butter until light and creamy. Drizzle in cooled melted chocolate and beat well. Add powdered sugar, cocoa, and salt and mix until well combined. Spoon in vanilla and cream/milk, and beat on high for about 30 seconds.
  • Spread or pipe onto cooled cake or cupcakes, and enjoy!

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