sweet chocolate frosting

Its getting sweet in here and we’re spilling all of the ingredients!

This one is for all the chocolate lovers out there! Kara’s demonstrating her deliciously decadent sweet chocolate frosting! See recipe below.



recipe: sweet chocolate frosting

sweet chocolate frosting


  • 12 oz (1 1/2cup): unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 10 oz semisweet melted and cooled to room temperature chocolate
  • 1 Tbl milk
  • 1 tsp Nielson Massey Madagascar bourbon vanilla
  • 3 cups sifted confectioner sugar
  • 1 piping bag
  • 1 star tip


1. Melt 10 oz semisweet chocolate in a double boiler: Stir occasionally until completely smooth and melted. Remove from heat and let cool for 5-10min.

2. In a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment, beat the 12 oz or 1 ½ cup unsalted butter until creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the cooled melted chocolate and beat until smooth. Add 1 Tbl of milk and 1 tsp good vanilla, beat for 1-2 minutes. Continue to scrap down the sides of your mixing bowl to blend the ingredients. Gradually add the 3 cups of sifted confectioners sugar and beat until smooth.  Be careful not to over beat, look for a thick and smooth consistency.

3. Scoop the frosting in a piping bag fitted with a star or round pastry tip of your choice and you’re ready to frost!

about kara

Kara’s Cupcakes is the vision of executive pastry chef, Kara Haspel Lind. Kara always had a love for sweets. A graduate of Tante Marie’s Professional Pastry School in San Francisco, her word of mouth cupcake catering business quickly grew to nine busy bakeries. Even now, a busy mom, and nine busy bakeries selling her famous cupcakes, cakes and artisan sweets, Kara can still be found most mornings working in the kitchen with her dedicated pastry staff.

Follow Kara on @KaraKCup

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