Wonderfully flavored and silky smooth French silk frosting recipe perfect for topping any of your favorite desserts. Simple homemade recipe with an amazing flavor.
This French silk frosting recipe has an absolutely amazing texture and flavor. It is smooth and silky with a mouth watering, chocolatey flavor perfect for topping all types of desserts.
If you are looking for a special frosting this is the recipe for you!
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It’s one of my favorite frosting types to whip up for those special occasions. It’s so tasty and it’s always a huge crowd pleaser. I’m confident it’ll become one of your new favorite too!
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How to Make French Silk Frosting from Scratch
French silk does contain raw eggs, for that reason it is important to follow safe handling instructions. According to the FDA, pasteurized eggs can be used, so make sure to select the right kind of eggs when making this recipe. Follow the link above for more information on consuming dishes with raw eggs.
Ok, so this recipe is incredibly easy to make, prep time is less than fifteen minutes and then some additional chill time in the refrigerator.
You only need a a mixing bowl, a hand mixer, and a container to melt your chocolate in (you can use the microwave or the stovetop).
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Ingredients for Homemade French Silk Frosting
This recipe is not only quick to make, it also only calls for a handful of simple ingredients. But don’t let the lack of ingredients fool you, this recipe is packed with rich and delicious flavor.
- Unsweetened Chocolate Squares
- Granulated Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
Chocolate Squares: Sometimes you’ll find these called baker’s chocolate squares. Whatever the name they will work, just make sure to use unsweetened chocolate. While you can technically substitute unsweetened cocoa powder mixed with a fat, I highly recommend sticking to chocolate squares for this recipe.
Butter: Go with salted butter for your frosting. If all you have is unsalted butter on hand, you can use it but you will need to add a pinch of salt to your frosting.
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Easy Recipe Instructions
In just a few simple steps you will have an amazing tasting, homemade, French silk frosting that will knock the socks of everyone who tries it!
So once you have all your ingredients gathered, it’s time to start making your frosting!
Step 1: In your mixing bowl, cream your butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy
Step 2: Melt chocolate and add to creamed butter mixture along with your vanilla extract
Step 3: Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth
Step 4: Add one egg to mixture and beat for 5 minutes
Step 5: Add second egg and beat for 5 minutes
Step 6: Chill frosting in refrigerator until it sets (20-30 minutes)
Step 7: Frost your dessert and enjoy!
Smooth French Silk Frosting
- Hand Mixer
- Mixing Bowl
- 2 squares Unsweetened Chocolate Squares
- ¾ Cup Granulated Sugar
- 8 Tbs Butter
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 Large Pasteurized Eggs
- In your mixing bowl, cream your butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy
- Melt chocolate and add to creamed butter mixture along with your vanilla extract
- Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth
- Add one egg to mixture and beat for 5 minutes
- Add second egg and beat for 5 minutes
- Chill frosting in refrigerator until it sets (20-30 minutes)
- Frost your dessert and enjoy!
- Make sure to follow all food safety guidelines when using uncooked eggs.
- Chill your frosting until it has completely set before frosting your cake, cupcakes, or cookies.
- For a full sheet cake or multi layer cake, double this recipe.
- Store your frosting in the refrigerator for up to one day.