This Dark Chocolate Crémeux frosting is easily the best chocolate frosting I’ve ever made. It’s super smooth, incredibly creamy, and deliciously fudgy. And the best thing? It has an INTENSE chocolate flavor!
I thought I’d do a special post on that delicious dark chocolate crémeux frosting I’ve used in that AMAZING Chocolate Espresso Cake I told you about, because it’s a little different than most frostings.
Most frostings are made with a lot of sugar and butter, and this one is made with homemade custard and a LOT of chocolate. Obviously, all that chocolate is what gives this frosting its intense chocolate flavor. Seriously, this stuff tastes JUST like a good quality chocolate bar. It’s the best!
Personally, I’d never heard about chocolate crémeux until I watched a Youtube video that featured Proof Bakery’s Chocolate Espresso Cake. After some Googling, I learned that crémeux is the French word for ‘creamy’, and that it’s used to refer to a wide variety of different creamy fillings and sauces, like lemon crémeux and chocolate crémeux.
So. Creamy is the word here
I’m not sure whether this frosting is an actual crémeux, because most recipes I’ve seen online don’t use cornstarch and I added a little cornstarch to the crémeux to make it a little thicker, but it sure is creamy!
And dense, fudgy, smooth, and delicious.