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Friday, June 25, 2010

Easy To Make Chocolate Cake Frosting Recipe

I really love using this recipe when I need a fast and easy chocolate frosting to top off a cake, cupcakes or a dish of brownies. You can mix this recipe up in less than 10 minutes and it only uses 5 ingredients that you most likely already have on hand. It will make about 2 cups of frosting.

Chocolate Frosting Recipe

3 cups confectioner's sugar (10X sugar), divided
2/3 cup of powdered cocoa (I like to use Hershey's)
1/2 cup butter, softened
5 1/2 tablespoons of milk, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I like to use Watkin's Vanilla)

In a medium sized mixing bowl, beat together 1 cup of the confectioner's sugar with the powdered cocoa, butter and 2 tablespoons of cold milk. Stir in the vanilla extract and beat again. Gradually beat in the remaining ingredients until creamy and smooth.

Use the frosting right away or refrigerate it. However, if you refrigerate it, you will need to let it sit for about 10 minutes before using it so that its not too stiff to spread.

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