Looking for a chocolate frosting that's not too sweet or cloying? This is it, my friends. For those of you who are non-frosting lovers, this light, not-too-sweet frosting with a hint of salt will be your new favorite! It whips up easily with SideSwipe and spreads with just a swish of your spatula. We didn't even need a crumb coat!
This recipe, slightly adapted from Brian Hart Hoffman's Bake From Scratch book, is our new go-to frosting. This recipe generously frosts a single 9-inch layer cake or about 12 cupcakes. You'll need more for more layers or if you plan to do towering frosting on your cupcakes. We, being in the less-is-more frosting camp, need less.
The recipe calls for buttermilk, which adds a tang to your frosting, but you can substitute whole milk or heavy cream if you like. The frosting will still be light and delicious.
Hint: We recommend that you weigh your powdered sugar so you don't add too much. If you don't have a digital kitchen scale, whisk up your sugar a bit before measuring. Confectioners' sugar is notorious for sinking and getting heavier as it sits.
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