Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

chocolate butter cream frosting I’m not a butter cream frosting lover. Maybe because I had too many bad butter cream frosting experiences in my day. You know, the ones where you bite into a cake and it tastes like you have a mouth full of butter.

Well, I guess butter cream is supposed to taste like butter, but I’m not a big fan of that taste. I tried the highly praised swiss meringue butter cream frosting in hopes that it won’t be a buttery mess, and was not impressed. So I gave up on it.chocolate butter cream frostingThat’s until mom gave me this recipe. She has actually been making this cream for years, I guess it never dawned on me it was butter cream frosting…because it tastes amazing, and not a bit like butter. It’s so light and fluffy, it feels like a cloud in your mouth.  chocolate butter cream frostingThe texture of this cream is also not the same as the traditional one. The base of this frosting is pastry cream/custard, so it’s not as stiff as other butter creams. This frosting is perfect as a cake filler, and for decorating, but keep in mind it won’t hold up it’s shape if left out of the fridge for a while. This recipe can also be used as vanilla frosting, just leave out the chocolate chips.

I can’t wait to make a cake with this! Definitely my new go to frosting.

So if you aren’t a butter cream fan like myself, give this recipe a try, I promise you you’ll never go back to the traditional one. ;) chocolate butter cream frostingIngredients:

  • 2 sticks butter (1 cup) softened
  • 3 Tablespoons confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup pastry cream
  • 1/4-1/3 cup chocolate chips

butter creamAdd butter and sugar into the bowl of your electric mixer.chocolate butter cream frostingMix on high speed with a paddle attachment for 7-8 minutes, or until butter fluffs up. chocolate butter cream frostingAdd the pastry cream/custard, and mix on high for about 7 minutes. chocolate butter cream frostingAt first it will get lumpy and curdled, keep mixing its perfectly normal, after about 7 minutes it should fluff up and look creamy.butter creamDepending on how chocolaty you want your cream, melt 1/4-1/3 cup chocolate chips in the microwave. Add it to the cream and mix for about another minute until chocolate is incorporated.chocolate butter cream frostingAdd this as frosting to your favorite cupcakes, cakes, sandwiched between cookies…whatever your heart desires. :) chocolate buttercream           

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Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2.5 cups

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

Butter cream frosting that does not taste like butter!

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks butter (1 cup) softened
  • 3 Tablespoons confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup pastry cream/custard
  • 1/4-1/3 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Add butter and confectioners sugar to the bowl of your electric mixer.
  2. Mix on high speed with a paddle attachment for 5 minutes, or until butter fluffs up.
  3. Add the pastry cream/custar and mix on high for about 7 minutes. At first it will get lumpy and curdled, don't panic! It's perfectly normal, after about 7 minutes of mixing it should fluff up and look creamy
  4. Depending on how chocolaty you want your cream, melt 1/4-1/3 cup chocolate chips in the microwave.
  5. Add the melted chocolate to the cream and mix for about a minute until incorporated.
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Comments: 7

  1. Aysegul - Ice December 20, 2013 at 6:35 am Reply

    What a great recipe!! I love the idea of using pastry cream instead of more butter. I love the photography as well.. Thanks for sharing.

    • Yelena December 20, 2013 at 8:47 am Reply

      Thank you, it’s a little bit more work, but definitely worth it.

  2. Teresa December 20, 2013 at 7:06 am Reply

    What a lovely recipe! I know a lot of people who aren’t keen on traditional buttercream so I’ll have to give this a try. Beautiful photos too!

    • Yelena December 20, 2013 at 9:27 am Reply

      Thank you! It’s a great alternative, hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

  3. Gwyn December 20, 2013 at 10:10 am Reply

    I’m a big fans of butter cream. Your step by step tips is very clearly, also the photos are very good.

    • Yelena December 20, 2013 at 11:33 am Reply

      Thank you, hope the photos encourage you to make this cream :). It’s really amazing.

  4. Anna August 14, 2014 at 5:26 pm Reply

    Can you use a regular hand mixer for this recipe?

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