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Glossy Chocolate Icing

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Glossy Chocolate Icing

This Glossy Chocolate Icing is soft, shiny, and sumptuous. Look no further, this is the be-all and end-all of chocolate icings and will likely turn into your go-to icing for anything that requires chocolate.

Makes

about 4 cups

Total Time

10 minutes + cooling

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Ingredients

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STIR IN:

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OFF HEAT, ADD:

Test Kitchen Tips

To give the icing a chance to set up, make it before starting in on the cake. And be sure to use heavy cream (preferably not ultra-pasteurized). Lighter dairy products just won't set up.

If the icing seems too thin to stay put, stir in powdered sugar 1 T. at a time until it’s easily spreadable.

Instructions

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.

Stir in sugar, cocoa, and salt. Mixture will be thick and grainy.

Combine heavy cream, sour cream, and instant coffee in a large measuring cup, mixing until smooth.

Combine cream mixture with chocolate and stir until blended and smooth. Cook until sugar has dissolved, and mixture is smooth and hot to the touch. Do not boil.

Off heat, add vanilla. Cool icing at room temperature until spreadable, about 3 hours. (Icing may be chilled until completely cold, then warmed gently in the microwave until spreadable. Heat at high power in 20-second intervals, stirring well after each interval.)

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