Fluffy chocolate frosting, bourbon chocolate frosting and chocolate buttercream frosting are some chocolate icing recipes. These and more chocolate icing recipes are available on Foodess.com, FoodNetwork.com and SavorySweetLife.com.
To make Foodess' recipe for fluffy chocolate frosting, melt 12 ounces of bittersweet chocolate in a microwave at half power for 30 second increments. Continue until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth. Let the chocolate cool to room temperature. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup unsalted butter, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar and a pinch of salt. Mix until creamy. Incorporate 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, 1/4 cup whipping cream and the melted chocolate. Beat until pale and fluffy.
For Food Network's bourbon chocolate frosting, beat together 12 ounces of unsalted butter and 1 ounce of mayonnaise. Beat until light and fluffy, then slowly add 6 ounces of melted semisweet chocolate. Once all the chocolate has been incorporated, slowly mix in 1 cup sugar, stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl. Repeat until you have added 1 pound of sugar. Add 2 tablespoons bourbon and a pinch of kosher salt. Continue beating until the frosting is smooth and becomes lighter in color. You can store this frosting for up to one week in the refrigerator. Ensure the frosting is at room temperature before icing a cake.