Rich Chocolate Frosting - 3 1/2 Cups

Cuisinart original

Delicious rich frosting perfect for a yellow or chocolate cake


Makes 3½ cups – enough to frost a two layer 9-inch cake


5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped 5 ounces milk chocolate, chopped 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 6 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature and cut into cubes 2¼ cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted 1½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon kosher salt 9 tablespoons sour cream

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (2 tablespoons): Calories 179 (55% from fat) • carb. 20g • pro. 1g • fat 11g • sat. fat 7g • chol. 21mg • sod. 28mg • calc.18mg • fiber 1g


Put the chopped chocolates into a double boiler* to melt; reserve and keep warm. Once the chocolate has melted, put the butter into a separate mixing bowl. Insert the mixing beaters into the Cuisinart® Hand Mixer. Mix the butter on low and add the sugar ½ cup at a time until completely incorporated. Mix in the vanilla and salt. With the mixer running on speed 2 gradually add the melted chocolate until all is incorporated. Mix in the sour cream, one tablespoon at a time. The frosting will look quite grainy. Keep adding the sour cream and around the 4th or 5th tablespoon the frosting will come together and be quite smooth and silky. For best results, use the frosting the same day, before refrigerating. Otherwise allow frosting to come to room temperature before using. *If you do not have a double boiler, put chocolates into a heat-proof bowl placed over a pot of simmering water.