Great on Double Chocolate cookies.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In small bowl mix at medium speed, sugar, butter (softened), and salt until light and fluffy.

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  • Add melted chocolate, milk and vanilla extract, beating until well blended.

Nutrition Facts

167.7 calories; protein 0.8g 2% DV; carbohydrates 24.2g 8% DV; fat 8.6g 13% DV; cholesterol 15.5mg 5% DV; sodium 62.9mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2007
Fabulous as is, but who could resist making it even more intense. I used 3 ounces of the chocolate instead of the 1 ounce, this created a more pronounced chocolate flavor. Some of the other reviewers should try this recipe again with the additional chocolate and they will see it is a winner! If the butter softens too much (as on a humid day) allow extra time for chilling the frosting before adding to the cake. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/11/2011
What? I doubled the recipe to frost 2 dzn cuppycakes. I followed the first step exactly with correct ingredients and it was not "light and fluffy" more stiff and doughy. I added the milk hoping it would help and it was just grainy. I ended up adding more butter and heavy whipping cream along with cocoa powder and it turned out great then. I would not make this recipe again. Read More
(12)
267 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 183
  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2007
Fabulous as is, but who could resist making it even more intense. I used 3 ounces of the chocolate instead of the 1 ounce, this created a more pronounced chocolate flavor. Some of the other reviewers should try this recipe again with the additional chocolate and they will see it is a winner! If the butter softens too much (as on a humid day) allow extra time for chilling the frosting before adding to the cake. Read More
(85)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2007
Unbelievably delicious! This creamy frosting tastes like premium chocolate ice cream. Spreads easily, even over delicate cakes. I've been in the food industry for years, and this is hands down the best chocolate frosting recipe I've come across. Double the recipe for a 13 x 9. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
Delicious flavorful fluffy creamy and smooth chocolate buttercream. This is easily worked with to get the degree of chocolatiness you're looking for. I used the pre-melted envelopes of unsweetened chocolate and added I think two or three envelopes beyond what the recipe called for not that it wasn't good without it - for the cake I used it on I just wanted it a deeper chocolate. Leave out the chocolate add a little less milk and you've got a great vanilla buttercream! I would double this recipe for a 9x13 cake or for a 9" layer cake and make even more if you want ample to pipe decorations. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2010
Oh so good and oh so chocolately! I doubled this and used Ghiardelli chocolate sqares. Very easy to work with and so good it was hard not to eat this before it got on the cake! I used it to frost and fill "Four Egg Yellow Cake" from this site. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2007
very creamy easy-to-make frosting. I recommend it. Make sure to double it for a layer cake! Also if you use salted butter like I do you should leave out the pinch of salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2005
I used this recipe to frost my husband's birthday cake and we both LOVED it! It was delicious and very easy to make and best of all didn't have that nasty mouth-coating texture that a lot of buttercream recipes (usually the ones with shortening) have. I will definitely be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2004
I did not personally taste this but the rest of the family loved it. I did make it with melted (added a little shortening) semi-sweet chips as it was all I had (instead of the melting- chocolate squares). I just melted 1/4 of a bag (I doubled the whole recipe for a 9 x 13)in the microwave 1 minute to start then stirred then 30 second intervals until smooth. Worked great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2003
This was incredibly good! I made it in less than 5 minutes it tasted great and it's a beautiful shade of creamy rich brown. Every chocolate lover will die with the melt in your mouth texture and be screaming for more. Try this one recipe it's great! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/11/2011
What? I doubled the recipe to frost 2 dzn cuppycakes. I followed the first step exactly with correct ingredients and it was not "light and fluffy" more stiff and doughy. I added the milk hoping it would help and it was just grainy. I ended up adding more butter and heavy whipping cream along with cocoa powder and it turned out great then. I would not make this recipe again. Read More
(12)