Wilton's Chocolate Buttercream Icing

Wilton's Chocolate Buttercream Icing Recipe

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Gail LaVasseur


I got this from Wilton's website.

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3 cups of icing
20 Min
No-Cook or Other


1/2 c
solid vegetable shortening
1/2 c
(1 stick ) butter or margarine softenes
3/4 c
cocoa powder
1 tsp
clear vanilla extract
4 c
powdered sugar (1 lb) sifted
3-4 Tbsp
milk, whole

How to Make Wilton's Chocolate Buttercream Icing


  • 1Stiff consistency In large bowl cream shortening and butter with mixer.
  • 2Add cocoa and vanilla.
  • 3Gradually add sugar one cup at a time. beating well on med speed.Scrape sides amd bottom of bowl often
  • 4When sugar is all in icing will appear dry add milk beat on med speed until light and fluffy
  • 5Keep bowl covered with damp cloth until ready to use.
  • 6For beat results keep icing bowl in fridge when not in use.
  • 7Refrifgerate up to two weeks in air tight container. Rewhip before using.
  • 8Chocolate Mocha Icing- Substitute cold brewed stronge coffee for milkin Chocolate Buttercream Icing
  • 9Dark Chocolate Icing- Add an additional 1/4 cup coca and 1 more Tbsp milk to Choloate Butercream Icing
  • 10For thin (spreading ) Consistency Add 3-4 Tbsp corn syrup, water or milk.

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About Wilton's Chocolate Buttercream Icing

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy