Here's a lovely buttercream recipe featured on the Chocolate Caramel Popcorn Cake. This is a particularly thick icing because it uses melted dark chocolate and is cocoa powder-free. You can make it with a mixer or by hand! Make sure the chocolate is completely cooled before mixing in the butter.
Ingredients1 cup dark chocolate morsels
1 cup butter (2 sticks) softened to room temperature
2-3 cups icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon cream
- Melt the chocolate morsels, and wait until completely cooled.
- Beat together the chocolate and butter until completely incorporated. Sift in the icing sugar in small increments, and beat until thick and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla and cream.
- Spread on a cake and enjoy!