Written by Roar Elias
A chocolate icing recipe comes in many varieties. We would love for you to upload your own favorite, but here are a few to get you started.
In our house, whenever there's cake, there has to be icing especially if it's chocolate cake. As good as the cake or cupcake may be, the addition of chocolate icing on top just kicks up its flavor a notch. There are plenty of good recipes that will work for most cakes, cupcakes and cookies but my daughter Thea Sophie and I agree that there are only a few that ought to get a 5-star rating.
There are several different types of icing that can be used with cakes and pastries, so your choice really depends on three things: the type of cake you are making, the type of texture you want and the type of icing you are craving for. We usually use a chocolate icing recipe that produces: a) buttercream icing, b) fudge icing, or c) ganache. These are excellent options for cakes, cupcakes and cookies for special occasions and for those days when you simply must give in to your chocolate craving.
Here are chocolate icing recipes you can use:
As its name suggests, this icing is buttery smooth, full-flavored, spreads easily and light enough to use with cakes such as sponge or chiffon cakes. This chocolate icing recipe combines butter with shortening for better holding power.
Use immediately or transfer to a covered container and refrigerate. Make sure to whip the icing before using.
Fudge icing is more gooey than light, owing to its cooked milk content. Here is a chocolate icing recipe that is rich and wonderfully chocolatey. To make, use:
By the time the icing is the right consistency, it will be cool enough to spread or used for piping decorations.
This is great on its own but if you prefer some added flavor and want to serve this icing on a cake for grownups, you could add 1 to 2 tbsps. of rum or brandy.
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