Buttercream Frosting
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American Frosting, whipped smooth and creamy and great in the layers of cake
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8-10 servings
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 24 maraschino cherries
  • 3 tablespoons cherry juice
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips melted
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • powdered sugar to sprinkle on top
  1. In large mixer bowl beat butter until smooth
  2. Adding powdered sugar and vanilla along with heavy cream until whipped smooth.
  3. Portion out about 3/4 frosting and mix in 24 maraschino cherries along with 3 tablespoons cherry juice for the cherry filling layer.
  4. Add the melted chocolate to another 3/4 cup of frosting and spread that over the next layer of cake.
  5. Top with remaining frosting.
  6. I frosted the cake thinly if you want more frosting double the portions.
  7. To create the pine cones pipe a small amount of frosting into a cone shape and add the sliced almonds to create the pine cones or trees.
  8. Sprinkle the powdered sugar over the top of the cake/
Recipe by Created by Diane at https://www.createdby-diane.com/2016/12/black-forest-cake.html