Smooth Double Chocolate Frosting Recipe -
Smooth Double Chocolate Frosting Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Smooth Double Chocolate Frosting

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"I've never liked the heavy texture of buttercream icing, so I came up with this as a smooth and rich alternative. It always gets rave reviews!"

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Original recipe makes 24 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    40 mins


  1. Mix semisweet chocolate chips and white chocolate chips together in a large bowl.
  2. Bring cream to a boil in a small saucepan; remove from heat and pour over chip mixture. Stir mixture until chips are melted. Beat confectioners' sugar into chocolate mixture using an electric mixer until smooth and thin. Refrigerate until completely cooled and thickened, at least 30 minutes. Beat mixture again with an electric mixer until frosting is fluffy and light brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 08, 2013

*Note from the author*: I submitted this recipe a while ago. I've re-made it now that it was published here. It really is quite delicious! But- I need to suggest a few changes. First, it will take longer than 30 mins to get cold enough to whip. Mine took about an hour and a half (though this will depend on how cold your fridge is). Second, after frosting your cake, chill until serving. Like buttercream, it will tend to melt a little bit.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 04, 2015

I guess I'm not in the majority. I found this to be a lot of work to get it to be thick enough. I think it wouldn't need so much work if you were putting this on a flat top cake that was still in the pan. But for a cake you wanted to frost the side of or for cupcakes, I found the consistency too liquid. And the original writer wrote to leave it in the fridge longer than the original recipe states to help that, but even acknowledges that, after time passes, this effect will not last for something that is going to be in room temp for a while. Although some may not mind that happening, I just need a frosting that can last a while in room temp. When trying to use the tips in the reviews for thickening (other than keeping it cold), it changed the taste quite a bit. Definitely not on the 4.5 bandwagon that this is supporting.


13 Ratings

Aug 04, 2013

Excellent!. Unlike some greasy frostings, this is light and fluffy - and not too sweet! It has a very nice rich flavor. I'd give it 6 stars if I could!

Jul 05, 2013

wow! this frosting is incredibly good! This essentially ends tasting much like chocolate mousse. It's very rich, creamy and chocolaty but also light and smooth. Very nice alternative to the dense, heavier buttercream frostings. It's easy to prepare, but I found it helped to chill it a while longer to let it firm up more. You'll be happy to put any leftover into a serving dish to eat as a dessert by itself!

Mar 31, 2014

This is seriously the most delicious frosting I've ever tasted. You can eat it out of the bowl with a spoon and forget the cake all together. It takes much longer than 30 minutes to firm up enough to whip though. I waited 2 hours and I still had to be really quick piping it on to the cupcakes.

Oct 11, 2013

Just as the other reviewers stated, this is crazy delicious. I didn't have white chocolate chips so i just doubled up on regular chocolate. i made the frosting first then let it chill in the fridge while i baked the cake so by the time it was cooled and ready for frosting it was at the perfect consistency. I, too, thoroughly enjoy eating this on its own, sans cake.

Sep 13, 2013

This frosting is so incredible. It comes out so creamy and smooth in the end. My cousin and I made this for a black magic cake that is also on this site. We put a bit more semi chocolate than white chocolate and put 4 tablespoons of Tim Hortons cappuccino mix with the hot cream. My cousin loved it so much, he was tempted to eat the whole batch without the cake! My only complaint was that it melts very fast when frosting, but solidifies pretty quick after it's whipped the second time and put in the fridge overnight. Still, it went well with everyone, so I highly recommend it.

Feb 01, 2014

This is gr8! It turned out perfectly for my cupcakes!


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  • Calories
  • 197 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 14.2 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 20 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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