A true treat for grown ups! A smooth frosting taken to another level by adding a splash of Grand Marnier. Chocolate and orange resembles a very distinguished combination. B.A. (before allergybabe), I used to whip up a very nice and rich mousse au chocolate from scratch, and I always added a couple of teaspoons of orange liquor. Happy days… .
Try this frosting with my chocolate chip cupcakes for an instant soul-hug. Works every time!
3/4 cup dairy-free spread ( I use pure sunflower spread)
2 2/3 cups powdered sugar (be careful, some contain egg!)
1 Tbsp Grand Marnier
1 tsp vanilla extract
Put the spread into a bowl, sieve the sugar on top. To combine, use a fork (or your hands). When combined, mix with a food processor until smooth and fluffy (approx. 5 min). Add the vanilla and the liquor. Mix again.
Pipe or spread on top of cupcakes, refrigerate.
If you feel the cream is too hard, add a few teaspoons of water (or more liquor…). If desired, a few drops of orange food coloring.
For a child friendly version, add orange extract and skip the liquor.