Perfect Chocolate Frosting

I realized that back when Little turned one (in September) I had a request for the recipe for the frosting on the cupcakes I served at his party. Yeah. Never got around to posting it. Sorry about that.

So today’s post is short and sweet. Just this quick recipe. Don’t take the length of this post as an indicator of the quality of this recipe. This frosting is perfect. Go frost cupcakes today and give them to your loved ones with an extra hug and kiss.

Perfect Chocolate Frosting

Perfect Chocolate Frosting (frosts about 2 dozen cupcakes)
barely adapted from What Megan’s Making

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups (7 ounces) confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup (4 ounces) bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
1-2 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
pinch of salt

Combine the butter and confectioners’ sugar in a bowl of stand mixer and beat on medium-low speed until well combined, about 1 minute. Add the vanilla and chocolate and beat on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the cream and a pinch of salt and beat on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy.

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