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Old 09-25-2006, 02:48 PM   #1
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Homemade chocolate frosting

How come homemade chocolate frosting is not as creamy as store-bought frosting? Also it's not as dark. What's the secret?

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Old 09-25-2006, 02:53 PM   #2
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I don't know... Mine is just as creamy, sometimes creamier. depends upon what you're putting into it!

You can make it darker by adding a dab of instant espresso POWDER to the frosting....

Post your recipe, then maybe I can tell what's keeping yours from the creamy consistency you want!
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Old 09-25-2006, 03:12 PM   #3
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I have not tried homemade chocolate frosting before - I just use the one from the market which is moist and delicious.

I really don't have any suggestions for you.

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Old 09-25-2006, 03:12 PM   #4
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Post your recipe, then maybe I can tell what's keeping yours from the creamy consistency you want!
It's not my recipe, but my mother in law's recipe. I'll see if I can get it.
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Old 09-25-2006, 03:15 PM   #5
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Add butter, shortening, vanilla and a REALLY good cocoa (Ghirardelli, for example) to the homemade one and you'll have an even better tasting one than the store bought.
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Old 09-25-2006, 03:19 PM   #6
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Wow, I'm going to have to try this. My m-i-l will be steamed though. She's the cake diva in the family! If I make a better cake (I think I can, hers is from a box) and some killer chocolate frosting there's gonna be a war!
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Old 09-25-2006, 03:20 PM   #7
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I have always used unsalted butter, Domino Confectioners sugar (10X), Hershey's Cocoa, a teaspoon of instant espresso powder, Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract, and a pinch of fine sea salt... all moistened with whole milk or cream, and the frosting is always creamy and delicious. I don't really have a recipe for it... started making it around age 10, and have been successful with it ever since.
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Here's a frosting I saw Ina Gartenmake over the weekend. It looked dark, creamy and delicious.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/reci..._34631,00.html
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Wish we could all go into a frosting challenge here!
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Here's a frosting I saw Ina Gartenmake over the weekend. It looked dark, creamy and delicious.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/reci..._34631,00.html
Yeah, that'll do. Andy, you're the best! That frosting looks really good.

I saw her making that cake, but not the frosting. Would that cake be considered yellow cake? It looked really good too.
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