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Smooth French Silk Frosting

Smooth French Silk Frosting

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 filled and frosted cake on a plate

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

chopped bakers chocolate squares on cutting board

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.

Ingredient List

  • Unsweetened Chocolate Squares
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Butter
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Eggs

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

French silk frosted cake on pedestal
Pardon my messy decorating

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!

French silk frosting filled piece of cake on plate

Smooth French Silk Frosting

Amazing texture and flavor. Perfect for frosting cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more!
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Prep Time 13 mins
Chill 20 mins
Total Time 33 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 150 kcal

Equipment

  • Hand Mixer
  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 2 squares Unsweetened Chocolate Squares
  • ¾ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 8 Tbs Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Large Pasteurized Eggs

Instructions
 

  • 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!

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal
Keyword French Silk, Frosting
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Recipe Notes

  • 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.