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Help with Chocolate frosting problems, what did I do wrong?

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Posted to Thread #14167 at 12:04 am on Mar 17, 2009

I made the following recipe for Tangy Chocolate Frosting. Now, I have made this frosting many times before and never had any issues. I can't figure out what I did wrong or if there is a way to save it. I just hate to throw out the ingredients.
Tangy Chocolate Frosting (Bon Appetit)
1 stick butter
2 oz unsweetened choc, chopped
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teas vanilla
1/3 cup plain yogurt
2 cups powdered sugar

You melt the chocolate and butter in a saucepan. Take it off the heat, and add the cocoa and vanilla and whisk. Add 1 cup sugar and the yogurt, whisk. Add the remaining sugar.

Now, I doubled the recipe (again, have done that before), and used sour cream instead of yogurt (which I have also done before). It all seemed okay until the last sugar went in and then it started to get really oily and it never came together smoothly. I tried to put it in my mixer-no help. I added more cocoa (thinking that I would soak up the extra oil. No help. Just clumpy and oily now. Can this be saved??? Ugh, I hate baking at 8:00 at night!

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