Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Milk chocolate ganache buttercream frosting

That's a long name for frosting but I don't know of any other way to do it.

I made brownies for a fundraiser at work and needed a chocolate frosting to add to them. Since everyone seems to love chocolate ganache (what's not to love? Chocolate and heavy cream!) I decided to try adding that to buttercream frosting.   I don't want to brag, but the result was pretty incredible.

I'm a fan of making brownies in cupcake liners - it just makes everything much easier.  But I've learned that if I don't put a sign out letting people know exactly what they are, everyone believes they are cupcakes...I can see how that would happen.

Want to try this amazing chocolate frosting? 

First make ganache and set it aside for a few hours.  The ganache can't be too warm or it will change the consistency of the buttercream...in a bad way.  Then make the frosting and pour the ganache in, whipping until well incorporated before piping onto the brownies.

Milk Chocolate Ganache
  • 8 oz milk chocolate chips 
  • 4 oz heavy whipping cream
Heat the cream on the stove.  Put the chocolate chips into a glass bowl and pour the cream over the top.  Cover and let this rest for about five minutes then whisk.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
  • 1 1/2 cups salted butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp water
Mix the butter and vanilla extract until soft.  Slowly incorporate the powdered sugar and mix until well combined.  Add water as needed for consistency purposes.

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