Rating: 4.75 stars
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

I've never liked the heavy texture of buttercream icing, so I came up with this as a smooth and rich alternative. It always gets rave reviews!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix semisweet chocolate chips and white chocolate chips together in a large bowl.

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  • Bring cream to a boil in a small saucepan; remove from heat and pour over chip mixture. Stir mixture until chips are melted. Beat confectioners' sugar into chocolate mixture using an electric mixer until smooth and thin. Refrigerate until completely cooled and thickened, at least 30 minutes. Beat mixture again with an electric mixer until frosting is fluffy and light brown.

Nutrition Facts

197 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 18.1g; fat 14.2g; cholesterol 29.4mg; sodium 19.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2013
*Note from the author*: I submitted this recipe a while ago. I've re-made it now that it was published here. It really is quite delicious! But- I need to suggest a few changes. First, it will take longer than 30 mins to get cold enough to whip. Mine took about an hour and a half (though this will depend on how cold your fridge is). Second, after frosting your cake, chill until serving. Like buttercream, it will tend to melt a little bit. Read More
(15)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/30/2020
Turned out like soup! I could not get it to thicken at all! Read More
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2013
*Note from the author*: I submitted this recipe a while ago. I've re-made it now that it was published here. It really is quite delicious! But- I need to suggest a few changes. First, it will take longer than 30 mins to get cold enough to whip. Mine took about an hour and a half (though this will depend on how cold your fridge is). Second, after frosting your cake, chill until serving. Like buttercream, it will tend to melt a little bit. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2013
wow! this frosting is incredibly good! This essentially ends tasting much like chocolate mousse. It's very rich creamy and chocolaty but also light and smooth. Very nice alternative to the dense heavier buttercream frostings. It's easy to prepare but I found it helped to chill it a while longer to let it firm up more. You'll be happy to put any leftover into a serving dish to eat as a dessert by itself! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2013
Excellent!. Unlike some greasy frostings this is light and fluffy - and not too sweet! It has a very nice rich flavor. I'd give it 6 stars if I could! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2013
Just as the other reviewers stated this is crazy delicious. I didn't have white chocolate chips so i just doubled up on regular chocolate. i made the frosting first then let it chill in the fridge while i baked the cake so by the time it was cooled and ready for frosting it was at the perfect consistency. I too thoroughly enjoy eating this on its own sans cake. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2014
This is seriously the most delicious frosting I've ever tasted. You can eat it out of the bowl with a spoon and forget the cake all together. It takes much longer than 30 minutes to firm up enough to whip though. I waited 2 hours and I still had to be really quick piping it on to the cupcakes. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2013
This is seriously one of the best frostings I've ever tasted. I ate it on top of a cupcake but honestly the cupcake is totally unnecessary. I love that it's got a rich semi-sweet chocolate taste yet doesn't seem heavy or overpowering. This frosting is definitely one that I can't wait to have again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2013
This frosting is so incredible. It comes out so creamy and smooth in the end. My cousin and I made this for a black magic cake that is also on this site. We put a bit more semi chocolate than white chocolate and put 4 tablespoons of Tim Hortons cappuccino mix with the hot cream. My cousin loved it so much he was tempted to eat the whole batch without the cake! My only complaint was that it melts very fast when frosting but solidifies pretty quick after it's whipped the second time and put in the fridge overnight. Still it went well with everyone so I highly recommend it. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2013
Excellent frosting! I have a new favorite. I did follow your note and leave in the fridge for about an hour and half. Perfect! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2017
I am new to making homemade frosting but thought I would give it a try for Valentine's Day. I made red velvet cupcakes and used white chocolate chips and oh my it was yummy!! I didn't have alot of time before dinner so I put the frosting in the freezer for a little over 30 minutes (watching it carefully) and it was ready to whip in no time! It was very good and no comparison to any other frosting. I cannot wait to make it with chocolate chips! Read More
(1)
Rating: 1 stars
03/30/2020
Turned out like soup! I could not get it to thicken at all! Read More