Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting

Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting
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Sour cream adds a lovely tartness to sweet chocolate frosting. Double up on the creaminess by spreading this frosting over an old-fashioned sour cream white cake.This recipe is by Anne Byrn, author of The Cake Mix Doctor (Workman Publishing Company, 1999), and was originally published in The Baltimore Sun.
Prep Time
6
minutes
Cook Time
4
minutes
Servings
1
6
Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting recipe - The Daily Meal
Total time: 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 3 ounce semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 1/4 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Directions
  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt 4 tablespoons butter with 3 ounces finely chopped semisweet chocolate. Stir the mixture until chocolate is melted and smooth, about 3 to 4 minutes. Let cool slightly, then stir in 1/2 cup sour cream.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl. With an electric mixer on low speed, add 1 1/8 cups confectioners sugar and 1 tablespoon hot water, beating to incorporate. Add the remaining confectioners sugar (1 1/8 cups) and continue beating until the frosting comes together into a spreadable consistency without lumps. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon water if needed. Stop the machine, add 1 teaspoon vanilla, and blend well, 30 seconds. Use at once.