This is my ultimate Chocolate Buttercream. Great on cupcakes and cakes. It contains dark chocolate but it’s not bitter, it’s like a magical combination. Kids and adults adore this icing.
- 200g softened unsalted butter
- 400g icing sugar
- 2 tablespoons of cooled boiled water
- 75 g dark chocolate melted
Melt the dark chocolate – either in the microwave on 30 second bursts or in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (making sure the water does not touch the bowl). Set aside to allow to cool slightly
Soften the butter, gradually add the icing sugar and beat well. Add the water one spoon at a time, while mixing at a very low speed. Beat well on a high speed when combined.
Gradually add the melted chocolate to the buttercream. Beat well. It may look runny but will get fluffy when you beat it.
Pipe it onto cupcakes or spread on a cake and enjoy.