If you think chocolate ganache has spoiled you forever, think again. This traditional or dairy free chocolate icing recipe tastes extremely similar to chocolate ganache and you can make it in half the time. It sets up nicely as well.
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Dairy Free Chocolate Icing Recipe
- 3-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar* (325 g)
- 2/3 cup gluten free unsweetened cocoa powder Dutch-processed for a darker color (65 g)
- 1//2 cup water (118 g)
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (114 g) (or dairy-free margarine - Smart Balance)
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Into a bowl, sift together the confectioners' sugar and cocoa powder; set aside.
In a small saucepan, add the water and butter and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and whisk until smooth. Use to frost cakes like Boston Cream Pie, brownies, and the coating for lamingtons (Australian dessert). Refrigerate until set.
Cover and store leftovers in the refrigerator. Then, use to top ice cream or other desserts.
Trader Joe's carries organic powdered sugar that is free of corn but contains tapioca starch.