Kim's Chocolate joy icing

Kim Brooks

By
@KIMMYBROOKS

I got this recipe when I started cake decorating back in 1977 and have had many compliments that it is the best icing ever. It's good because the lemon juice cuts down the sweetness and gives it the unique lemony flavor.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
Makes enough to ice a regular 8-10 inch double layer cake
Prep:
10 Min

Ingredients

6 Tbsp
butter
3 Tbsp
shortening
1
large egg
3-4 c
powdered sugar
5 Tbsp
cocoa, unsweetened
5 Tbsp
hot water
3 tsp
lemon juice, fresh

Step-By-Step

1Cream butter and shortening until smooth
2Add egg, lemon juice, hot water. Mix well.
3SLOWLY add the powdered sugar and cocoa a little at a time until mixed.
If a stiffer icing is needed for your cake...Keep adding powdered sugar until you have your right consistancy. This icing is NOT good for making frosting flowers. It does make nice borders tho

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chocolate