Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- 2-5 tablespoons milk
Adapted from completelydelicious.com
Put the chopped chocolate in a small heat proof bowl. In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a simmer. Pour over the chopped chocolate and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. If needed, microwave for an additional 30 seconds until the chocolate is smooth and melted. Cool to room temperature.
Combine the chocolate, butter, shortening, and powdered sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add just enough milk to make the icing smooth and the right consistency.
Frost the cake as desired.