You can even add a drop or two of black food coloring to darken the buttercream frosting just a tiny bit. it takes 14 little packages to make 1 tablespoon. Sample the icing while mixing it to see if it's sweet enough; add more sugar gradually, if needed. Hi! Your email address will not be published. So is the Splenda amount 4 Tablespoons, 6 little packets, or something different? Can melted chocolate baking bar be substituted for the cocoa powder, if so, would any recipe adjustments be necessary? So great to hear that Mick!Thanks for the great review! Mix the sugar well so … Bring the mixture to a boil over low to medium-low heat while stirring constantly to avoid burning the bottom. Required fields are marked *. The first variation is great for frosting cakes as it is sturdier and the latter for cupcakes because of its lightness and fluffiness. My kids LOVED it. x. Also, can I add some shortening? Great to hear that it is a hit, Toni! It is a bit denser and darker than the (cupcake frosting) second variation. I can not resist and help myself whenever I make this frosting.. . I have a cake recipe that yields 2, 8 inch cakes(about an inch or two in height each i guess) that is stacked and filled together to be one cake. I have not tried this recipe, however I printed it out based on the statement that said it would only print the recipe itself. Hi Alethea, sure you can but it may need a lot of effort to get the right consistency and fluffiness and you have to work fast or the butter will melt. Chocolate + Butter. Although it involves a bit more work but definitely easier than Swiss Meringue Frosting. Transfer pudding into a shallow bowl and immediately cover with a plastic wrap, press down the plastic wrap until it touches the surface of the pudding. The thing is I know a really good (probably the best), I personally find American buttercream tooth-achingly sweet and I usually end up with a slightly gritty texture (from the powdered sugar) which is fine for other people, some actually like it. It’s fixed now. Before you want to use it, allow the buttercream to come to room temperature and mix briefly until smooth and creamy again. Do you have to use an electric mixer for this recipe, or could you whip the butter by hand? I actually ended up with two variations. I made 2 batches, 2nd batch didn't make it to the butter part. Just another lesson in patience learned and hopefully you'll get it next time. Easy, No-Bake Icing. There is a large difference between 4 tablespoons of Splenda vs 6 packets of Splenda. *Chocolate extract can be found at Whole Foods and other gourmet food markets. Hi i made this recipe and it sure is better buttercream since its not too sweet... but may i ask if i can add cream cheese in it ... lets say half butter half cream cheese... will it be sturdy to coat a two layer 8 inch cake... im worried that if i put cream cheese it will be runny already... hope to hear your expert advise... by the way thank you for this frosting recipe. I would love to try this again based on the other comments. This tastes just like chocolate mousse! They are both with advantages and disadvantages. 85 Comments. hey! For colored icing, omit the chocolate and use a gel coloring. Amazing! She also develops recipes, photographs food and writes for a variety of companies, websites and publications. You are most welcome, Tracy. Excited to try it out! Thank you for this amazing recipie, really it's amazing!! Reading through some of the other comments, it would seem that using the chocolate specified in the recipe is contributing some bitter flavor. Please check your email for a confirmation of your subscription. The icing will dry if left overnight (enough that you CAN wrap the cookies in baggies), however it won’t dry and harden quite as well as royal icing. Complex Frosting. Do you think you could forget the splenda? Try this Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. Stir until sugar is dissolved, then … Can a plain version of this buttercream used under fondant covered cake? Cacao isn’t sweet, so this isn’t a surprise. Hi Fiona, glad this recipe was able to help you out in these difficult times. Hi Dye, I do not think that you can get it back to the same fluffy texture once it is frozen. Below is the cake I made using this Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipe (Variation 1). Everyone commented on how it wasn't as sickly sweet as most frosting are. It may look separated at first, so keep beating it until it comes together and looks like a whipped cream. I find it's very light and fluffy, not sure if it will hold its shape? Had to reduce the butter one time because the pudding was reduced to half fro all the "tasting". I’ll have to try it sometime! Just take them out before transporting them. We did a big grocery run but forgot powdered sugar, so my google search for chocolate frosting sans powdered sugar led me here. Once the pudding has cooled, beat the butter using a hand or stand mixer at medium-high speed for 5-7 minutes or until it is pale and fluffy. * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. It's really fluffy mike a chocolate mousse but richer. I made the frosting sans cocoa powder and it was great! I think it should work with other flavors as well. I got to the saucepan part and I followed the directions EXACTLY. I can't seem to find Icing sugar ANYWHERE and I've been looking for a recipe like this for soo long! I will make this my go-to recipe for frosting from now on. You have a spongy and moist cake with a mound of perfectly swirled, creamy buttercream or a layer of thickened, glossy icing (and for those who didn’t know, frosting and icing a We weren't sure the Two Ingredient Sugar-Free Icing … To make chocolate buttercream icing, pour the powdered sugar into a large mixing bowl, add the heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and butter, and stir the ingredients together thoroughly. This was so easy to make. Next, add the unsweetened cocoa and beat the mixture for 2 minutes until it gets fluffy. Melt the chocolate over low heat and then pour into a mixer bowl, let cool slightly. It is so light and fluffy and smoother than the classic American Buttercream Frosting. I was just wanting to ask what to do if I've cooked the pudding for too long? If you want to print it, copy and paste to a Word doc first. It's definitely a favorite now. It was awesome. It wasn't the right texture and fluffiness until the third attempt lol. Love it! On the other hand, swiss meringue is less sweet but can be a little daunting to make. Ermine icing normally can hold its shape in warmer climates than buttercream but I would still not put it in direct heat or where it is very warm. My 12 year old daughter and I made this one evening. Receive new posts directly delivered to your inbox, As a bonus, a FREE eCookbook and printable Recipe Cards upon subscription. Icing sugar, or confectioners’ sugar, is a staple in most icing recipes, and it can be difficult to find dessert toppings that don’t contain this type of sugar. So you need to use 56 packages. I tried to make a sugar free, diabetic friendly, frosting in the past but it didn’t come out very well. Thank you so much Bebs. I made these on Saturday, refrigerated them overnight and served them Sunday. My only struggles is the icing, I love the texture of this recipe but how can I tweak it to be a bit less Splenda tasting? Copyright © 2014 - 2020 Foxy Folksy All Rights Reserved. 1. 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