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Chocolate frosting, also common referred to as chocolate icing can be described as a glaze cake covering, which is generally sweet in taste. Frosting not only adds to the look and the appearance of the cake, but it can also enhance its flavor to a great extent. Apart from chocolate, simple chocolate frosting generally contains sugar, water, milk and in some instances butter too. However, there are several variations to the regular chocolate frosting recipe and some of them could also include egg whites, cream cheese, or other different types of flavorings, like peanut butter, chocolate chips, and so on. Even though most people refer to this sweet treat as chocolate cake frosting, there are several other baked items that the glaze covering can be used on.
How to make chocolate frosting?
It is very convenient for people to buy pre-packaged and easy chocolate frosting, which is readily available at most grocery stores. These are very easy to prepare and taste quite good too. However, it has been seen that most people prefer the taste, as well as the texture of homemade chocolate frosting, which they regard as the best chocolate frosting. Hence, most of the people who like baking their own cakes also prefer making their own chocolate frosting from scratch at home. Given below are some of the most common types of chocolate frosting recipes:
Cream cheese chocolate frosting
This type of frosting is fairly rich and goes quite well with cupcakes, as well as brownies. Because of its consistency, this is also at times referred to, as fluffy chocolate frosting.
• Confectioner’s sugar: 4 cups
• Melt the squares of chocolate in a saucepan over low heat, or preferably in a double boiler
The cream cheese chocolate frosting is ready to be spread on the cake, a brownie or a cupcake.
Chocolate buttercream frosting
This type of frosting generally goes very well with homemade cake, as it spreads more easily, as compared to some of the others
• Butter: 6 tablespoons
• Take a medium sized mixing bowl and add the unsweetened cocoa as well as the sugar
The chocolate butter cream frosting is ready to top a cake.
Chocolate fudge frosting
Most people use chocolate fudge frosting on brownies, to enhance their taste and flavor. However, this type of frosting can also be seen on donuts and cupcakes. Given below is the recipe for chocolate fudge frosting:
• Baking chocolate: 3 squares
• Take a saucepan with a thick bottom and place it on low heat. Add the butter as well as the chocolate squares and cook both the ingredients, till they melt. As soon as the butter and the chocolate melt, take the saucepan off the flame.
The chocolate fudge frosting is ready and can be spread quite easily over the cake or the brownie.
Dark chocolate frosting
Bitter chocolate is a favorite with many people around the globe and such people usually prefer to use dark chocolate frosting on their cakes or other baked desserts. Given below is the recipe for dark chocolate frosting:
• Semisweet chocolate, melted cooled: 1 ½ pounds
• First, mix the cocoa powder in the boiling water, till it has dissolved completely.
The dark chocolate frosting is ready to use and can be refrigerated for up to 5 days, if necessary.
|Submitted on January 16, 2014|