The inspiration for this frosting technique comes from dessert maven Maida Heatter's Book of Great Chocolate Desserts (Alfred A. Knopf).Plus: More Dessert Recipes and Tips

Marcia Kiesel
April 2012

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes about 3 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, bring the cream and sugar to a boil over moderately high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the liquid reduces slightly, about 6 minutes. Pour the mixture into a medium bowl and add the chocolate, butter, vanilla and salt. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate and butter are melted.

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  • Set the bowl in a larger bowl of ice water. Using a hand-held electric mixer, beat the frosting on medium speed, scraping the sides occasionally with a rubber spatula, until thick and glossy, about 5 minutes. Use at once.