Dark Chocolate Frosting

recipe
Dark chocolate lovers will adore this rich and creamy frosting — a great finishing touch to layer cakes, cupcakes and even brownies.

 

Yield:

Makes 2 1/4 cups

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 8 Minutes

Ingredients

6 tablespoons butter, softened
2 2/3 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa
6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Combine powdered sugar and cocoa; gradually add to butter alternately with milk and vanilla, beginning and ending with powdered sugar mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition.

Tip: To prevent a white dusting on your chocolate cake layers, dust cakepans with cocoa instead of flour.

Note:

Lauren Brumfield, Germantown, Tennessee,

Southern Living Cook-Off Cookbook,

Oxmoor House

July 2004
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