|swirly little swirls|
|a cake for the family, and a cupcake for the birthday boy to smash :)|
|happy 1st birthday!|
Fluffy Double Chocolate Buttercream
(adapted from Savory Sweet Life)
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup dark chocolate, melted and cooled
Beat the butter with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Beat in the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and salt. (At this point, I removed about 1/4 cup of frosting to use for the white letters.)
Add in the cocoa powder, and beat for about 3 minutes, until smooth and airy. Beat in the melted dark chocolate. Decorate as desired.
-makes enough to generously frost and fill one 9" 2-layer cake