My Birthday Cake

This cake is super special, not because it’s a secret recipe or anything like that.  It’s special because this cake was made for my birthday by my husband and kids.  I can’t even remember the last time that someone made me a cake!If you’re interested in the cake recipe, you can find it here.  The frosing recipe is below.  Just a quick note that this frosting is not tooth-achingly sweet, and has a nice light whipped texture with a very slight grain (due to the powdered sugar).

I loved it and thought it was super simple to whip up – my husband (who is sensitive to grainy texture) didn’t like even the hint of grain from the sugar.  With that said, if you like buttercream frosting with powdered sugar you’ll probably like this one.

Whipped Chocolate Buttercream Frosting slightly adapted from Sweetapolita

2 cups unsalted butter (4 sticks), softened

2 cups powdered sugar

4 teaspoons vanilla extract

8 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate, melted and slightly cooled

pinch of salt

In a large bowl, beat the butter and powdered sugar together until creamy.  Add the vanilla, the cooled chocolate, and the pinch of salt.  Beat until smooth and satiny.  It’s ready to use!  Decorate your favorite layer cake or cupcakes.

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