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Super Delicate Chocolate Buttercream

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"This is a very delicate and rich chocolate buttercream. It's good on Gateau Africaine, or any cake needing buttercream frosting."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 303 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 1/2 cups)

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  1. In the top of a double boiler, heat chocolate, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool to lukewarm.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter and shortening until light and fluffy. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, cook sugar and water until sugar is dissolved.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, beat egg yolks on high speed until thick and lemon colored. Slowly pour in the hot sugar liquid, while beating at medium speed until soft and well mixed. Combine the yolk mixture with the butter mixture and continue to beat for 5 minutes.
  4. Beat in the rum and vanilla. Pour in the melted chocolate and beat until well mixed.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 303 calories; 27.9 g fat; 14.1 g carbohydrates; 1.4 g protein; 82 mg cholesterol; 85 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I made this with my Kitchen Aid mixer and it was very easy. The texture is soft and fluffy, like mousse. It is not too sweet. I LOVE it. My go to recipe from now on. Will experiment with so...

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Good frosting, totally different from the basic confectioners' sugar buttercream, smooth, almost mousse-like. But I don't know what I was thinking when I mixed a hot egg yolk/sugar mixture in w...

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Good frosting, totally different from the basic confectioners' sugar buttercream, smooth, almost mousse-like. But I don't know what I was thinking when I mixed a hot egg yolk/sugar mixture in w...

I made this with my Kitchen Aid mixer and it was very easy. The texture is soft and fluffy, like mousse. It is not too sweet. I LOVE it. My go to recipe from now on. Will experiment with so...

I used this frosting on the chocolate cherry cake from Ginger and it was the most incredible frosting I have ever tasted. I didnt have rum so I used 1 teaspoon of brandy. My husband continues ...

I thought this was pretty good. The only thing I left out was the rum because it isn't something that I have on hand. Delicious! :)

ok so heres what i did: firstly i used "Nestle Toll House Choco Bake Pre-melted" its great one premelted pack equals one ounce of baking bricks anhoo then when i was done wit the sugar and egg m...

One word: Greasy. I was disappointed with this recipe. I liked that it didn't use a lot of sugar, but it did seem like a lot of butter and shortening. The frosting seemed soupy when it was done....

I left out the shortening, makes it like eating grease. I used all butter = buttercream.

I used this on top of strawberry cupcakes and this recipe got rave reviews at school. I took the advice of other reviewers and let the sugar/water mixture cool a bit before adding it. I didn't ...

The taste of this "buttercream" was A+, but everything else gets an F. It was wayyy too soupy to even think about using as a frosting. I ended up having to add almost half a bag of confectioner'...