I needed a chocolate frosting for the center of my sunflower cupcakes and saw this recipe and I wanted to take the challenge. Any recipe that says it is the easiest and best I have to try. I could have made half the recipe for what I was making but if you are going to completely ice cupcakes or a cake a full recipe would work.
Looks pretty easy confectioner's sugar, cocoa, butter and a little milk.
Start with two sticks softened butter.
Beat it until it is fluffy.
I sifted the cocoa because it had lumps.
Looks much better now.
Now add 5 cups confectioner's sugar one at a time. Mix well between cups.
Be careful to not let the sugar go flying all over the kitchen.
It starts getting thicker and thicker.
After the last cup add 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Measure out 3-4 Tablespoons milk
Add a little at a time mixing between each addition. I think I only used about 3 Tablespoons.
It is nice and smooth and read to use. Check out the other icing recipe tomorrow to see how I used this great chocolate icing.