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Chocolate Frosting

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  • Servings: makes about 1 cup (enough to frost 12 cupcakes)

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KEY: Test Kitchen, American, Cakes & Cupcakes, Desserts, Basic/Easy, Fast, Make Ahead

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  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • Pinch of salt


How to make this recipe

  1. Put the chopped chocolate in a heatproof medium bowl. In a small saucepan, heat the cream with the butter, corn syrup and salt until hot but not boiling. Immediately pour the mixture over the chocolate. Let stand for 5 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Let the frosting cool, whisking occasionally, until thick enough for dipping and glazing the cupcakes, about 30 minutes. For a frosting firm enough to spread, let stand for 1 hour.

Make Ahead

The chocolate frosting can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Return to room temperature before using.

Contributed By Photo © Kana Okada Published May 2008

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