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Chocolate Buttercream for Haunted-House Cake

Recipe photo courtesy of Johnny Miller

Use this decadent frosting to decorate our creepy Haunted-House Cake.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2008



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How would you rate this recipe?
  • Lisar630
    3 NOV, 2008
    This buttercream is very rich and tasty. It ends up looking and tasting like mousse, very fluffy. My girls LOVED it. Desolving the egg whites and sugar took a lot longer that indicated to get to 160 degrees but definitely worth it. It will harden when refrigerated and took several hours before I could remix it.
  • marta2bake
    25 OCT, 2008
    Hi If the consistency is thin you might not have beat it enough.the frist time I made this buttercream i threw the whole thing to would not get tick enough,Then I tired again and beat it longer that was the trick.As for the chocolate anything that starts out white you will have a hard time getting it darker no matter what chocolate you use.
  • gaby617
    18 OCT, 2008
    Buttercream taste good but the consistency is thin compare to what Im used to work with. What can I do to make it stiffer and what chocolate can I use for a deeper darker color.

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