Chocolate Frosting

Total Time:
7 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
2 min

Yield:
about 1 pound (enough for 12 cupcakes)
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole milk, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips, such as Ghirardelli
Directions
  • In a medium bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat the butter until light and smooth. Beat in the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth and creamy.

  • Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl and place over a small pan of barely simmering water. Heat, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate is melted and smooth, about 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Add the melted chocolate to the vanilla frosting and stir until smooth.


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