Dark Chocolate Frosting
2/3 cdark cocoa powder, sifted
7 Tbspboiling water plus more if needed
8 Tbspbutter, softened
3 cconfectioners' sugar plus more if needed
2 tspvanilla extract
How to Make Dark Chocolate Frosting
- In a large mixing bowl, add cocoa powder and boiling water. With a wooden spoon, stir by hand until the cocoa and water become a smooth mixture.
- Using an electric mixer on low-speed, add the softened butter and mix until completely combined.
- Add the confectioner's sugar and vanilla extract and beat on low until most of the sugar has been incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and and beat on medium speed until the frosting is smooth. The longer the frosting is beaten the lighter in color and fluffier it becomes. If the frosting is too stiff, add hot water one teaspoonful at a time. If the frosting is too loose, add SIFTED confectioner's sugar one tablespoon at a time.