Not so Secret Chocolate Butter Cream Icing

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Linda Kauppinen

By
@cyrene

This is a wonderful butter cream icing the same as you would find from a reputable baker. Another family secret...shhhhhhh
But wait.. I just found out that it wasn't that much of a secret.. lol oh well... that happens!

NOTE: For white icing, eliminate the cocoa. You can frost as is or add lemon flavoring, peppermint extract or virtually any flavor that you want.

Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
This recipe frosts a 9" round cake or 9"x13" sheet cake. For larger cakes double the recipe.
Prep:
10 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

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  • 2 1/2 c
    10x confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 c
    hershey cocoa
  • 1 stick
    butter
  • 1/3 c
    milk, whole
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • pinch
    salt

How to Make Not so Secret Chocolate Butter Cream Icing

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter.
  2. Add confectioners sugar and cocoa to the bowl in small amounts. Alternate with some of the milk.
    NOTE: Start on slow speed as sugar will fly!
  3. As sugar blends in, increase the speed of the mixer.
    Add vanilla and pinch of salt.
    If too stiff, add a little more milk
    Beat for about 5 minutes until smooth and creamy.
  4. NOTE:
    For darker chocolate icing, increase the amount of cocoa.
    For lighter chocolate icing, decrease the amount of cocoa.
    For white icing, eliminate the cocoa from the recipe

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About Not so Secret Chocolate Butter Cream Icing

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: German




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