Source: NestleĀ® Very Best Baking

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
This velvety soft chocolate frosting is finger-licking good make sure you have enough left for your cakes or cupcakes.
Rating:
Serves: 2 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes

 

 
2 (4 oz. Total) bars unsweetened chocolate baking bars
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
3 1/2 cups (1-lb.) Powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk, (use up to 2/3 cup)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt




MICROWAVE baking bars and butter in small, microwave-safe mixer bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds; stir. Microwave at additional 10 to 20 second intervals, stirring until smooth; cool to room temperature.

BEAT sugar, milk, vanilla extract and salt into chocolate mixture just until of spreading consistency.

FOR THE SAUCEPAN METHOD:

MELT baking bars and butter in small, heavy saucepan over, lowest possible heat.

When baking bars begin to melt, remove fro heat; stir. Return to heat for a few seconds at a time, stirring until smooth. Transfer to small mixer bowl; cool to room temperature. Proceed as above.