Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe
Dessert
12-16
 
Healthy frosting made with chocolate, perfect for cakes and cupcakes.
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup coconut palm sugar or xylitol
  • ¼ tsp. powdered stevia extract (or 6 packets stevia)
  • ½ tsp. Himalayan salt
  • 1 lb. organic, raw butter
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder (or more)
  • 1 tbsp. arrowroot starch (optional)
Instructions
  1. Bring all ingredients to room temperature.
  2. Place a heat proof bowl over a simmering pot of water on the stove, creating a double boiler.
  3. In the bowl, combine the eggs, palm sugar or xylitol, stevia and salt.
  4. Whisk the egg mixture until the ingredients are thoroughly combined and the sweeteners are completely dissolved.
  5. Continue to whisk the egg mixture until it reaches around 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Take the bowl off the heat and let it cool.
  7. With a stand mixer or handheld rotary mixer, beat the egg mixture until slightly fluffy and paler in color (about 3 minutes).
  8. Continuing beating while adding the room temperature butter, one tablespoon at a time.
  9. Beat until mixture comes together and forms a smooth buttercream.
  10. While beating, add cocoa powder, one tablespoon at a time. Add arrowroot starch, if desired.
Recipe by The Healthy Advocate at http://thehealthyadvocate.com/2012/05/25/chocolate-buttercream-frosting/