How to Make French Silk Frosting

French Silk Frosting is a sophisticated topping for almost any chocolate cake. The combination is heavenly and must be tried at least once in a lifetime.

Ingredients

  • 2 2/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk, plus more for spreading, if needed.

Steps

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    Add powdered sugar and butter to a mixing bowl.
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    Beat until ingredients are just blended.
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    Add melted chocolate and vanilla.
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    Beat in the chocolate and vanilla.
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    Add milk, enough to make spreading consistency, and beat until creamy.
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    Use to frost a layer cake or a 9 x 13-inch cake.

Things You'll Need

  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Sources and Citations

  • From an old Betty Crocker recipe

Article Info

Categories: Frosting Icing and Fondant