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Milk Chocolate Frosting

Recipes for a Totally Melt-in-the-Mouth Milk Chocolate Frosting

The secret to making perfect milk chocolate frosting is sour cream. This is one of the most essential ingredients that saves the frosting from becoming too sweet to enjoy. Take a look at some amazing recipes in the following article.
Bhakti Satalkar
Last Updated: Mar 6, 2018
Milk chocolate is made with milk powder, liquid milk, or condensed milk. This process of solidifying milk chocolate was invented by Swiss confectioner Daniel Peter. It has less than or equal to 10% chocolate liquor in it and the percent of milk solids is less than or equal to 12%. We will now see how to make frosting using milk chocolate.
Frosting Recipe for Cupcakes
Serves - 12 cupcakes 
  • Milk Chocolate, 3½ ounces
  • Semisweet Chocolate, 3 ounces
  • Confectioners' Sugar (sifted), 2 cups
  • Sour Cream, 1 cup
  • Milk, ¼ cup
  • Unsalted Butter (softened), ¼ cup
  • Pure Vanilla Extract, 2 teaspoons
  • Salt, ¼ teaspoon
  • Put milk chocolate and semisweet chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl.
  • Fill a saucepan with 1 inch of water and let is simmer on low heat.
  • Place the chocolate bowl in the saucepan without the bottom touching the water.
  • Stir the chocolate until the it melts and is smooth.
  • Add confectioners' sugar, milk, butter, sour cream, vanilla extract, and salt to the chocolate and whisk until it is smooth and creamy.
  • Divide the icing evenly between the cupcakes you have made and swirl with the back of a spoon.
  • Top the frosting with a sugar cookie or marshmallow candy.
Frosting Recipe for Cakes
Serves - 1 cake 
  • Whole Milk, ⅔ cup
  • Egg Yolks, 3
  • All-Purpose Flour, 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon
  • Confectioners' Sugar, 1⅓ cups
  • Sour Cream, 1 cup
  • Vanilla Extract, 1 teaspoon
  • Unsalted Butter (cut into pieces and softened), 1½ cups
  • Milk Chocolate (melted and cooled), 8 ounces
  • Unsweetened Chocolate (melted and cooled), 2 ounces
  • Heat milk in a heavy saucepan over moderate heat until hot.
  • Whisk egg yolks, flour, sour cream, and ⅓ cup confectioners' sugar together in a bowl.
  • Add little by little in with the milk while whisking it continuously.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil over moderate heat.
  • Reduce heat and let it simmer for 2 minutes, so that the mixture has thickened.
  • Transfer to a large bowl, cover, and let it cool for about 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Add vanilla and remaining sugar, and beat at moderate speed until well combined.
  • Add butter, 2 tablespoons at a time, and beat at medium-high speed until a smooth mixture is formed.
  • At last, add chocolates and beat till well combined.
  • Evenly spread frosting between each layer, with more frosting on the top and sides of the cake.
Frosting Made with Chocolate Chips
Serves - 2½ cups of frosting
  • Confectioners' Sugar, 3 cups
  • Sour Cream, 1 cup
  • Butter (softened), ¼ cup
  • Milk, 3 tablespoons
  • Vanilla, 1 teaspoon
  • Chocolate Chips, ¼ cup
  • In a bowl, blend softened butter with a handheld mixer.
  • Gradually add sugar to the butter and continue to beat well.
  • Once there are no lumps remaining, add vanilla, sour cream, and milk to make the frosting creamy and smooth.
  • Add chocolate chips in the end, blend thoroughly. Spread the frosting on a cake or cupcakes.
Frosting Made with Chocolate Chips