Kim's Chocolate joy icing

Kim Brooks


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.


★★★★★ 1 vote

Makes enough to ice a regular 8-10 inch double layer cake
10 Min


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

How to Make Kim's Chocolate joy icing


  1. Cream butter and shortening until smooth
  2. Add egg, lemon juice, hot water. Mix well.
  3. SLOWLY 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

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About Kim's Chocolate joy icing

Course/Dish: Chocolate

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