Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Easy & Delicious Frosting

I adapted this from the birthday cake Matt made me. You might have to play around with it a little to make it what you like. 

1 cup heavy whipping cream (very cold)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

First, put the bowl in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes (I also put the cream in there).  Whip the cream with a hand or stand mixer until peaks form.  I aimed for somewhere between soft and stiff because you mix it a little bit after.  Add the sugar, cocoa, and vanilla and mix until blended.  Scrape the sides of the bowl, and you are ready to go.

I used this to frost 2 dozen cupcakes.  But we prefer to have a lighter coating of frosting.  You might want to double the recipe if you like extra frosting.  I also lightly dusted them with cocoa powder for decoration (on a side note:  do not put the cocoa powder in the sieve while it is above the cupcakes or it will be a heavy coating not a light dusting).

Matt's recipe called for cream cheese and instant coffee (it was a tiramisu cake).