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How to Make Chocolate Frosting Using Baking Chocolate?

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Chocolate frosting is a great way to add flavor and liven up the appearance of your cakes. Whether to fill your cupcakes or coat your cakes, chocolate frosting can be an option for baking enthusiasts and bakery owners. 

To make chocolate frosting, you obviously need to add chocolate as an ingredient. Baking chocolate is a great option to use, as they are readily available in your nearest baking supply stores or online shops, and is versatile for a lot of applications, including frosting. Find out how to make chocolate frosting using baking chocolate in this article.

Uses for Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate frosting is widely used as a filling and/or coating for cakes, cupcakes, cookies and pastries. They can also be used for piping decoration on top of baked goods. Not only do they improve the appearance of your creations, but they also add a delightfully soft texture. 

When used as a coating, frosting keeps the quality of your cake by providing a protective layer, keeping the moisture in.

Types of Chocolate Frosting

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There are different types and variations of chocolate frosting. The most common types are buttercream frosting, cream cheese frosting, and whipped ganache.

1. Buttercream frosting

Buttercream frosting is the most common type of frosting you’d find in a bakery. It is sweet, smooth, creamy, and rich. It has a thick and pipable texture that is perfect for coating and piping decoration. 

Buttercream frosting combines a type of fat (usually butter, as the name implies) and sugar.

2. Cream cheese frosting

Cream cheese frosting is best known (and well-loved) for its tangy flavor. It has a creamy texture and is best suited for spreading on cakes using a spatula rather than making detailed piping decorations. 

This type of frosting uses cream cheese as its main source of fat, combined with butter and icing sugar. If you are a fan of its tang, you can reduce the amount of butter. To adjust the sweetness of your cream cheese frosting, you can increase or decrease the amount of sugar, but bear in mind that with less sugar, the frosting will be thinner.

3. Whipped ganache frosting

As the name suggests, whipped ganache frosting is made from a ganache that is whipped, which creates a silky and light texture. It is a great alternative to buttercream because it’s as fluffy as buttercream, but it has a more rich chocolate flavor, which is a great option for chocolate lovers out there. 

All you need to make whipped ganache frosting is chocolate and heavy whipping cream. They are perfect to frost cupcakes and cakes, and can also be used to fill cream puffs or eclairs.

How to Make Chocolate Frosting Using Baking Chocolate

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In this blog, we will share with you a recipe for chocolate buttercream, one of the easiest frostings to make that has a smooth and pipable texture.

To make chocolate buttercream, you will need:

First, boil the water, sugar and glucose at 121°C until it reaches soft boil stage. Then, pour the cooked sugar over the whipped eggs and mix until it cools off.

Add the butter gradually into the egg-sugar mixture. Then, add melted dark chocolate and coffee paste. Mix until all are well incorporated. The chocolate buttercream is ready to use.

3 Best Baking Chocolate Products for Making Chocolate Frosting

When choosing which baking chocolate to use for your chocolate frosting, Embassy Chocolate’s products are a great choice. Our couverture chocolate range is very versatile for many, many applications.

For a classic dark chocolate frosting, we recommend our Embassy Oceanic Blend Dark Chocolate Couverture 65%. It has a well-balanced dark chocolate flavor that adds richness and complexity to your frosting.

If you want to make a milk chocolate frosting for an extra creamy and sweet frosting, opt for our Embassy Azalea Milk Chocolate Couverture 34%. It has a light and balanced milk chocolate flavor profile, with a buttery mouthfeel that suits a buttery frosting really well.

If you want to make a white chocolate frosting, go for our Embassy Zen White Chocolate 33%. It has a balanced combination of vanilla and milk flavor, with an umami taste that adds a dimension to your frosting. All Embassy Chocolate products contain natural vanilla extract, and in this particular product, you can really taste the natural sweetness and aroma of vanilla.

For more information about our products, visit our product page.


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