Homemade frosting is a great addition to a cake for a special event. This buttercream frosting is easy to make and will give you a delicious chocolate taste with no artificial harsh taste. Makes 3 cups, enough to frost a 2 or 3 layer cake.
7 packets or scoops of Holy Chocolate
10 tablespoon hot water
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted (plus additional if needed)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Place the Holy Chocolate in a large mixing bowl and pour the boiling water into it. Stir with a rubber spatula until the cocoa comes together into a soft mass or thick syrup. Add the butter and blend with an electric blender on low speed until the mixture is soft and well combined (about 30 seconds).
- Place the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla in the bowl, and beat with the mixer on low speed until the sugar is incorporated (about 1 minute). Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat until the frosting lightens and is fluffy (about 2 minutes more). If the frosting is too thick, add 1 teaspoon of boiling water at a time and blend in. If the frosting is too thin, add 1 tablespoon of confectioners’ sugar at a time and blend in.
- Use the frosting to frost the cake or cupcakes of your choice. We recommend the Holy Chocolate Chocolate Cake Bliss, available where you got this recipe card, or at http://www.holychocolate.com.