As is usual at this time everyone is getting ready for Halloween so to keep up the mood I want to share with you this Black Buttercream Halloween Cake.
As I’ve told you on previous occasions I always make my own fondant and buttercream but when it comes to colors like red, brown or black I prefer to buy them prefabricated because it is difficult for me to achieve these colors, but in this occasion I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and I decided to take the risk of making my own black buttercream.
I have to admit that at first I felt a little doubtful but I made the attempt anyway and the truth is that it was totally worth it..this frosting turned out to be easier than I thought and the best of all is that the taste is delicious, so of course I will share the recipe but before some details about this cake:
- It was a 6″ round cake, to make this cake I prepared a vanilla batter then I divided it into two equal parts and on one of them I added a few drops of orange food coloring to get a cake with two tones inside.
- It was filled and frosted with black buttercream, recipe below.
- For the decoration I used these sugar pumpkins and these sprinkles.
Here you have a picture of the cake already cut so you can see how beautiful it looks inside and below you can find the recipe of the black buttercream frosting:
BLACK BUTTERCREAM RECIPE
-1 STICK UNSALTED BUTTER
-2 CUPS POWDERED SUGAR
-1/2 CUP UNSWEETENED COCOA ( I USED HERSHEY’S COCOA 100% CACAO UNSWEETENED)
-1/2 TABLESPOON VANILLA
-MILK OR HEAVY CREAM (OPTIONAL)
-BLACK GEL FOOD COLORING (I USED WILTON ICING GEL BLACK)
-Beat the butter for two minutes until smooth, add vanilla.
-Add the sugar one cup at a time, if you notice that the consistency is very thick add a splash of milk or cream or if you see the consistency is very loose add more sugar.
-Add the cocoa and when it’s fully mixed add 1/2 spoonful of black coloring, you will notice that the frosting will turn dark gray then add another 1/2 spoonful of black coloring..the trick to achieve a good dark black buttercream is to let it rest overnight, in my case I wanted the buttercream to look super black so I added another 1/2 spoonful of black coloring.
-This buttercream has a delicious chocolate flavor, the food coloring does not change the flavor or the texture, this amount is enough to fill and decorate a 6″ three layer cake, if you cake is bigger than that you can double or triple the amount.
Please make this buttercream, if you are a chocolate lover like me you will love it..don’t forget that the most important thing is to let it rest overnight and another important suggestion, do not use white clothes because it is sure that you are going to get dirty!!! LOL
Thank you so much for reading me, see you next time!!