like LOVE chocolate?! Ok…I don’t really LOVE it…and neither does my husband…or my mom…or…I could go on. Silly, I know. But, this frosting seems to make everyone LOVE chocolate. It’s silky-smooth texture melts ever so delicately in your mouth. And, it’s simple to make. It’s just like making a regular buttercream icing, but you add cocoa. Not too hard, right?! I paired it with a white cake this time, but try a peanut butter cake with it. Yummm! (I think I have already told you my love for reese cups, so I guess you understand why I would love that combo!) Give it a try, even if you don’t LOVE chocolate! You may just LOVE this!
Chocolate Buttercream Icing Recipe:
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
3-4 tablespoons milk, as needed
In large bowl, cream shortening and butter together. Add cocoa and vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing may appear dry. Add milk and beat until fluffy.
*TIPS: You can use all shortening, all butter, or all margarine. However, I recommend the shortening and real butter combo!