Rich Chocolate Frosting

This rich chocolate frosting is another recipe from my upcoming cookbook, Carla’s Best¬†125 Gluten-Free Recipes.¬†There are two ingredients that make this frosting richer than traditional buttercream frosting recipes. Taste-testers loved it!

Rich Chocolate Frosting

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Makes enough to cover a 2-layer cake or a single layer filling

Rich Chocolate Frosting

A rich gluten free chocolate frosting that you can adjust the thickness according to your needs.

Ingredients:

    For a 2-Layer Cake:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter or gluten-free margarine (Smart Balance or Earth Balance)
  • 1-1/3 cup gluten-free Dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup (10 tablespoons) heavy whipping cream (or coconut milk for dairy-free)
  • 4¬†cups confectioners'¬†sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure¬†vanilla extract
  • For a 9-inch Cake Filling:
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter or gluten-free margarine
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free Dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons¬†heavy whipping cream
  • 1¬†cup confectioners'¬†sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure¬†vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Whip the butter in the bowl of your mixer on medium speed until creamy. Mix in the cocoa powder thoroughly. Beat in the whipping cream. Sift in the confectioners’ sugar a little at a time; beat until fluffy. Add the vanilla and blend on low speed. Set frosting aside.
  2. Use to frost your favorite gluten-free cakes.

Tips

Add additional confectioners’ sugar as desired to create a thicker frosting.

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