Simple, yet delicious Old Fashioned Chocolate Frosting. Cocoa gives this buttercream a lovely fudgy flavor. It’s the perfect filling for an old fashioned layer cake.
Much as I love my Italian Meringue Buttercream, there is also a place for this simpler, yet very tasty, buttercream. This is a chocolate version of American Buttercream. American buttercream is a mixture of butter and powdered sugar with a little milk or cream. I added a full 1/2 cup of cocoa powder to the buttercream to make a frosting with a big chocolate flavor.
There are times when I want the sophisticated flavor of a rum-soaked Chocolate Geniose filled with billowy Chocolate Mousse filling. There are other times when I want the melt-in-your-mouth flavor of a Chocolate Butter Cake filled with airy Italian Meringue Buttercream.
But there is also a time and place for an Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake with Old Fashioned Chocolate Frosting. Just as there are different types of chocolate cakes for different tastes; there are different types of frostings that seem to go well with those different cakes.
With it’s simple, straight-forward and slightly sweeter flavor, this is the perfect icing for an Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake.
This is the frosting you want to make for your kid’s birthday cake. It’s so easy to make that your kids can help you in the kitchen. That’s always a good thing, isn’t it?
Click through this slide show to see how to make Old Fashioned Chocolate Frosting:
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