This ain't no grainy buttercream with a bit of cocoa thrown in to make it powdery brown and cocoa-flavored. No, this is frosting of the smoothest, creamiest caliber, with a rich, dark chocolate flavor that simply can't be beat.
It is perfection.
Perfect Chocolate Frosting
2 1/2 sticks butter or margarine, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
8 oz. milk chocolate, melted and cooled
Combine butter, sugar, cocoa and salt in a food processor and process until smooth, about 30 seconds. Scrape the bowl as needed. Add the corn syrup and vanilla and process until just combined, about 5-10 seconds. Scrape the bowl again, then add the melted chocolate and pulse until smooth and creamy, about 10-15 seconds. Pipe or spread onto cake, cupcakes, cookies, or straight into your mouth.
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