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Chocolate Frostings

We’ve created a chocolate frosting that's lick-the-spoon good in every way imaginable. Using a variety of milk, semisweet, and bittersweet chocolates, these recipes range from elegant ganache to birthday-party buttercream. Some are even paired with classic partners such as coffee, mint, and coconut. Whether slathered between layers or swirled onto cupcakes, chocolate frosting always hits the spot.

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Add chocolate to everything from cupcakes to brownies with this handy chocolate frosting recipe. Fudgy frosting is the ideal accompaniment to Martha's Ultimate Chocolate Cake. With only five ingredients, this chocolate frosting recipe is so easy you'll want to spread it on every dessert.

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We mixed sour cream into the batter to add moistness and a subtle tang. Silky smooth ganache makes a rich topping; other options include seven-minute frosting and cream-cheese frosting. The chocolate curls are easily made with a few strokes of a vegetable peeler.

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This deep, dark, satiny frosting (thanks to the addition of melted semisweet chocolate) is a favorite of Martha Stewart Living food editors, since it has just the right consistency for spreading or piping into beautiful swirls. It also has a wonderful sheen.This recipe, which accompanies Candied-Hazelnut Cupcakes, is from "Martha Stewart's Cupcakes."