Classic Chocolate Frosting
This chocolatey, creamy frosting can be whipped up in no time at all and works just as well slathered on layers of cake as it does on cupcakes. It's texture is creamy, but not so soft that you can't pipe it with a pastry bag and it's deep cocoa flavor makes it our go to chocolate icing when our sweet tooth calls. Feel free to slightly reduce the amount of heavy cream if you want icing that's a bit stiffer.
Makes enough to generously cover an 8"- 9" cake or 24 cupcakes
This buttercream can be stored for up to 10 days in the fridge. Place in an air tight container with plastic wrap pressed to the surface of the buttercream for best results. Bring back to room temperature and vigorously stir by hand with a rubber spatula before reusing.
It can also be frozen for up to one month. Once again, bring back to room temperature and stir by hand with a rubber spatula before reusing.