Sprinkles Cupcakes Dark Chocolate Frosting Recipe
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Frosts 2 dozen cupcake Recipe courtesy of Candace Nelson of Sprinkles Cupcakes From the owner of Sprinkles Cupcakes, a delicious dark chocolate frosting that will make your cupcakes stand out! From Oprah.com
Type: Dessert
Yield: Frosts 12 Cupcakes
  • 10 oz good quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 lb unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 lb plus 8 oz confectioners sugar
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ c sour cream
  1. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler. Allow to cool until just slightly warm.
  2. In a mixing bowl, on medium-high speed, beat butter until light and fluffy.
  3. Turn the mixer to low and add the powdered sugar gradually.
  4. Add the salt, vanilla and sour cream and mix until smooth.
  5. By hand, fold in the slightly warm chocolate and mix until just incorporated (scraping the sides). Don't overmix, the frosting should be rich and dense like icecream.
Recipe by Baby to Boomer Lifestyle at https://babytoboomer.com/2010/03/15/sprinkles-cupcakes-yes-you-can-make-at-home/