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I've tried many chocolate frosting recipes, many with a great flavor, but in each recipe the frosting hardens after a few hours. It is super soft and silky putting it on the cupcakes, but then it hardens. How can I make a chocolate frosting with great flavor that stays super soft all the time? Thanks so much!

Andrea - from Ancramdale, NY

Try this silky, luxurious Chocolate French Buttercream. It is a bit more work than regular chocolate buttercreams, because it involves cooking eggs with granulated sugar and then beating in butter and chocolate. Because it doesn't use confectioners' sugar or shortening, it stays very soft at room temperature. It's a decadent treat!

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