Don’t you agree, frostings are the very best part of the cake.Well, we know you do. With the first bite of the cake when the delicious frosting swirls in the mouth and makes us crave for bite after bite, frostings know best how to make us fall in love with the cake from the very first sight. And preparing the right frosting is no herculean task. Presenting 5 amazing frosting recipes that you can prepare with no hassle and add an extra dose of deliciousness to the cake.
1. Chocolate Frosting
Chocolate frosting happens to be an ultimate favourite of almost everyone. And with a perfect recipe to bake one, the plate is sure to be licked clean.
- 250g bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped or broken
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp. instant espresso powder
- 3 sticks unsalted butter, well-softened
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1/4 cupconfectioners’ sugar
a) Put the water to low simmer and place a heatproof bowl over saucepan to create a double boiler.
b) Add chocolate to the simmering water and keep stirring so that the chocolate does not burn. Continue stirring until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
c) Remove bowl from pan and stir in salt, vanilla an espresso powder.
d) Now, let the chocolate cool but do not let it become hard.
e) In a bowl, add butter and beat on high speed until smooth. Gradually, add 1/2 cup of chocolate till the entire chocolate is added and keep beating the mixture.
f) Next, turn off the mixture and sift confectioner’s sugar into the mixture and for about 2 minutes., beat until the mixture is thick and smooth.
2. Espresso Buttercream Frosting
Add class to the regular buttercream frosting with the flavour of coffee. Here’s the recipe:
- 2 1/2 cuppowdered sugar, sifted
- 1 1/2 tsp. instant espresso powder
- 3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
a) In a small bowl, mix together espresso powder and vanilla extract and stir the mixture with fork until espresso is completely incorporated.
b) Now, in a separate bowl, beat butter until till becomes smooth and gradually add sugar until the frosting is mixed well.
c) Combine the two mixtures beat for 1 to 2 minutes until they are incorporated well and become light and fluffy.
3. Cream Cheese Frosting
Cream cheese frosting works well for red velvet cake, chocolate and carrot cake. Here’s the recipe:
- 2 1/2 cupconfectioners’ sugar
- 1 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
a) In a bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until the mixture becomes smooth.
b) Add vanilla and beat further to incorporate the same into the mixture.
c) Add sifted confectioner’s sugar (1 cup at a time). Begin beating at low speed and increase the speed to medium.
d) Continue adding sugar and mixing the mixture until the sugar is Incorporated and the mixture becomes smooth.
4. Chocolate Chip Frosting
Chocolate Frosting + Chocolate chip = Ultimate Bliss
- 3 sticks unsalted butter, well softened
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 heaping cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 1/2 cuppowdered sugar, sifted
a) In a bowl, take the unsalted butter and beat well until smooth.
b) Now add sugar and beat the mixture first at low speed and then, gradually increase the speed to medium until the mixture is completely smooth.
c) Next, add vanilla and beat the mixture for 1 to 2 minutes more until the frosting becomes light and fluffy
d) Now, with the help of spatula, stir in the chocolate chips.
5. Strawberry Frosting
We bet this frosting will take your love for strawberry to a whole new level. Here’s the recipe:
- 1 cupchopped ripe strawberries
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 3/4cup block cream cheese, softened
- 1 tbsp. heavy cream
- 2 – 2 1/2 cuppowdered sugar
- 2-3 drops pink food coloring
a) In a blender, prepare a smooth strawberry puree for about 1 minute.
b) In a separate bowl, add cream cheese and beat the cheese until it becomes smooth.
c) To this, beat vanilla and powdered sugar, increasing the speed from low to medium until the mixture becomes smooth.
d) Add heavy cream and strawberry mixture and beat for 4 minutes. Add food colouring drop by drop, as much required and beat the mixture until stiff peaks are formed.
Frostings are the much needed magic that you need to spin in while baking a cake. With these delicious frosting recipes, your cakes are sure to turn into a delectable treat like never before!