Decorator’s Chocolate Frosting

Decorator’s Chocolate Frosting piped onto a cake in rosettes

If you know me personally, you know I was a cake decorator in my past life (😂). I love getting creative with not just the designs, but also the flavors on the cakes. It’s exciting to make a treat that makes someone feel special, especially when they love the taste!

One of my favorite recipes to use is my Decorator’s Chocolate Frosting. This frosting is rich, luscious, decadent, and loaded with deep chocolate flavor. Honestly, whenever I’ve worked with this frosting, I’ve had the hardest time trying to keep from eating it all by itself!

When frosting your cake, you’ll want to have some good piping tips to create fun designs. I’ve found that a large star tip is a great starting point because of its versatility, but if you want to practice a variety of patterns, do some research to find a tip set that you’ll love. You might be surprised at what you can make!


Decorator’s Chocolate Frosting

3 cups confectioner’s sugar

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

3 TBSP sour cream

3 TBSP milk

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

Sift together the sugar and cocoa powder, then set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat the butter the butter on medium-high speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low; slowly add the sifted ingredients, alternating with the sour cream and milk. Add the salt and vanilla, and beat on high for at least 1 minute, until the frosting becomes light and fluffy. Frosts about 12 cupcakes or a 9-inch round cake.

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