Friday, April 10, 2020

The BEST Chocolate Frosting


This is absolutely the BEST and EASIEST Chocolate Fudge Frosting!

It is amazing for so many reasons:

1) It is SO EASY to make all in one bowl!

2) It needs just 5 ingredients.

3) No mixer required (yay!)

4) It is SO chocolaty and not-too-sweet thanks to sour cream that balances out the sweetness and no added sugar. Sugar only comes from the chocolate.



This Chocolate Frosting recipe is based on a classic ganache starting with chocolate and cream. Honey helps to keep the consistency silky, extra cocoa powder helps to boost the chocolate flavour intensity and sour cream adds a tanginess that complements the sweet and bitter flavours to make for one complex and totally delicious frosting.

This is the frosting that I pair with my BEST Chocolate Cake recipe and it is like eating a chocolate truffle. I know you'll love it! Enjoy.



The BEST Chocolate Fudge Frosting
makes about 2½ cups

7 oz (200g) dark chocolate callets (I also love these bittersweet callets), coarsely chopped
½ cup (120ml) 35% whipping cream
2 tbsp (30ml) honey
2 tbsp (12g) cocoa powder
1/3 cup (80ml) sour cream

Combine chocolate, cream and honey in a saucepan over low heat and stir until completely melted, smooth and glossy. Pour it into a bowl and whisk in cocoa powder. Add sour cream and whisk it through. Let cool for 10 minutes then beat with a whisk until thick and lightened a bit. Spread over cooled cake layers immediately as it will thicken to a fudge consistency as it cools. This cake stays moist and fudgy for up to one week at room temperature.

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