I have found the absolutely BEST chocolate frosting EVER!
It is from Martha Stewart and you can find it on her website. I personally make a double batch, which is what I have listed below. This frosting is not too sweet, but very chocolaty and a great consistency. Enjoy!
Enough for 24 Cupcakes.
1 Cup plus 4 Tablespoons white sugar
1 Cup Heavy Cream
5 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
½ Cup butter, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla
Place Sugar and Cream in heavy bottomed saucepan; bring to boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium and cook without stirring for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate. After chocolate is completely melted, whisk in butter. After the butter is completely melted, whisk in the vanilla.
Place the whole pot into the refrigerator. Whisk occasionally until the frosting is cooled and to the consistency that you prefer.