Chocolate Frosting

Cuisinart original

Perfect topping for a yellow cupcake!


Makes about 2 cups


10        ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped or chips

2          tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

1          cup heavy cream

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (2 tablespoons):  Calories 158 (39% from fat) • carb. 24g • pro. 1g • fat 7g sat. fat 5g • chol. 12mg • sod. 30mg • calc. 21mg • fiber 1g


Place chocolate and butter in the Cuisinart™ mixing bowl. Reserve.

Scald heavy cream in a small saucepan (heat until just bubbling around edges – may be done in microwave). Once cream starts to scald, pour it over the chocolate and butter. Stir with a wooden spoon to cool mixture slightly. Allow to rest for about 5 minutes.

Insert the chef’s whisk. Turn to speed 1 and gradually increase to speed 12. Whip for about 2 minutes until the frosting thickens and increases slightly in volume.

Note: If doubling recipe, bring the speed up only to 7 or 8, as the chocolate will spatter on the maximum setting.