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Chocolate Frosting

  • yield: Makes about 3 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups (about 15 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally. Let cool to room temperature, 25 to 30 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, put butter, confectioners' sugar, and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce speed to low. Add melted chocolate, and mix until combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Use immediately.