I think this comes from a Good Food Magazine or similar. It tastes good so I thought I would share! It says it is great for sponge or cupcakes!
335g dark chocolate, at least 70% cocoa solids
450g unsalted butter
1 pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
475g icing sugar
Melt the chocolate and allow to cool slightly - for about as long as it takes to do the next steps before the chocolate is needed!
Place the butter, salt and vanilla extract in a bowl and beat with a mixer until very light and fluffy - about 4 minutes.
Add the icing sugar a little at a time whilst beating on a slow speed - watch out for the sugar clouds that appear every time you add more sugar! Beat for a further 4 minutes after all of the icing sugar has been added.
Add the eggs one at a time and beat some more. The mixture doesn't bruise easily so another 5 minutes should be plenty!
Add the melted chocolate and ... you guessed it, beat some more! Another 4 minutes should suffice!
Makes enough for the delicious chocolate cake in my next post!
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