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


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

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